CHAPTER 4

Applying Layer Effects and Styles

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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 4.1) to more moderate doses of change that add separation between image objects and subtle image enhancement.

FIG 4.1 A fairly simple application of standard styles can radically change the appearance of type

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It is useful to know what Styles ...

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