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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Photoshop® CS4 by Mike Wooldridge, Linda Wooldridge

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Chapter 9. Applying Layer Styles

Applying Layer Styles

You can apply special effects to layers 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.

  • 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 look as though it is floating above the image canvas.

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