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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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13. Layer Styles

Photoshop comes with several built-in effects: shadows, glows, bevels, textures, and strokes. These effects allow for quick changes to a layer’s appearance. Layer Styles are “live” effects, which is to say that as the content of a layer updates, so does the effect. For example, if you have a bevel and shadow applied to a type layer and you change the text, the effect will be applied to the new characters.

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This flower was created from two basic shapes. The beveling, textures, and colorization were done with Layer Styles. Open the file Ch13_Flower_Style. psd from the Chapter 13 folder on the DVD to explore the effects.

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