Chapter 7. Layer Styles: Bevels, Shadows, Glows, and More!

Many graphics are easy to read at print resolutions, but they quickly become lost in the frame when keyed over moving video. In the print world, type is generally placed over a solid color (such as white paper). In the video space, we frequently mix type with motion, which results in an issue referred to as type on pattern.

Styles = Effects

Styles = Effects

Layer styles are often referred to as layer effects. Don’t get confused when looking at articles or tutorials. A style is a collection of applied effects.

There are several strategies for assisting with readability in these situations. Common techniques ...

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