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Photoshop® Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies® by Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Chapter 23. Adding Pizazz with Styles and Effects

In This Chapter

  • Working with the Effects panel

  • Taking photo effects for a spin

  • Stylizing layers

  • Tweaking layer styles

After you have all the basic elements lined up in your layered composite image, you may want to give it a little pizazz. Elements provides a lot of different effects that you can apply to enhance your images. Maybe a headline would pop out a little more if you beveled the edge, or maybe that silhouetted image would take on a little more dimension if you placed a drop shadow behind it. This chapter is where you find out how to do all these things.

Seeing What the Effects Panel Can Do

Elements has organized all its various effects in one neat panel. In the Editor in Full Edit mode, choose Window

Seeing What the Effects Panel Can Do
Seeing What the Effects Panel Can Do

Click the double arrow in the upper-right corner of the Effects panel to change the view of your effects, filters, and styles as thumbnails or as names. You can also choose to show default (referred to as local) content (stuff that loaded when you installed Elements), or content you downloaded from www.photoshop.com with your Photoshop.com Plus membership (see the Book IX, Chapter 4 for details on Photoshop.com), or all content. With a Plus membership, in addition to online storage for your photos, you have access to artwork, templates, ...

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