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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Creating Reusable Photo Effects

LAYER STYLES ARE GREAT FOR CREATING EYE-CATCHING AND REUSABLE PHOTO EFFECTS

Many Photoshop users out there typically think of layer styles as a “design” effect. That is, as something that designers would use more than photographers. Honestly, that’s partly true, but there are some great photographic examples of layer styles, too. In fact, they really come in handy when it comes to creating reusable photographic effects, because you create them once, save them, and then apply them to other photos with just one click. Let’s take a look.

Step 1: Open a Photo that You’d Like to Apply a Classic Tint Effect to

Start out by opening the photo that you’re going to apply a classic tint to. Anything is fair game here, but ...

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