CHAPTER 5

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Applying Layer Effects

Somewhere just beyond isolating objects into their own layers and more advanced blending lies the genus of layer-based effects. Effects encompass a broad range of enhancements and adjustments from solid color fills and stroked outlines, to drop shadows and bevels, to combinations of these that create more complex layer styles. Application can be wild effects (often used with type, see Figure 5.1) to more moderate doses that add separation between image objects and subtle image enhancement.

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FIG 5.1 A fairly simple ...

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