Chapter 9

Applying Layer Styles

You can apply special effects to layers by using Photoshop’s built-in layer styles. With these styles, you can add shadows, glows, and 3-D appearances to your layers. Photoshop’s Styles panel enables you to easily apply predefined combinations of styles to your image or create your own styles.

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Apply a Drop Shadow

Apply an Outer Glow

Apply Beveling and Embossing

Apply Multiple Styles to a Layer

Edit a Layer Style

Using the Styles Panel

Apply a Drop Shadow

You can apply a drop shadow to make a layer appear to float above the canvas. You can control many aspects of your drop shadow, including its opacity, ...

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