After all that hard work learning about the different kinds of layers, you’re probably ready for some fun. This section is all about layer styles: a set of fully adjustable, ready-made special effects for layers that you can apply in all kinds of cool ways. Consider this section your reward for sticking with this chapter till the bitter end.
Layer styles are a lot of fun and, since they appear on their own layers, they’re nondestructive and they remain editable as long as you save the document as a PSD file. Layer styles are great for adding finishing touches to designs, and they can make text and graphical elements pop off the page (see Figure 3-38). They also update automatically as your layer content changes.