'Layer Styles (and Effects)'

Clive R. Haynes FRPS


Layer Styles

These are many and various and allow 'Styles' such as Drop Shadow, Glow effects and Bevelling.

To access the 'Styles' there are different routes:

Photoshop V5 and V5.5: Go via Layer > Effects and choose/adjust the effect you need.

Photoshop V6 and V7 the two 'routes' below are available

Below: Via the 'f' icon at the base of the Layers palette
Below: Via the Layer menu > Layer Style > Blending Options
Effects Layers are identifiable in the layer hierarchy as they have a ' f 'upon them.
Clicking on a 'Layer Effect' reveals (in V6 & V7) a large dialogue box with many options, the example below is set up for a 'Drop Shadow'
To explore some of the options in the 'Layer Styles' menu, click on the links below
Drop Shadow
Bevel and Emboss
'Delving Deeper into Layers' Topics
Layer-to-Layer Cloning
Adjustment Layers
Clipping Groups
Layer Masks
Layer Styles and Effects
The Text / Typing Layer (information being prepared)
Moving / Copying an Adjustment Layer to Another Image
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