Adding a Layer Style to a Layer

If you've read this far into the book, you know that many features available in palettes also appear in the menus, and layer styles are no exception. You set up a layer style using the Layer Style dialog box. To open the Layer Style dialog box, do one of the following:

  • Double-click the area to the right of a layer name in the Layers palette (Figure 12.4).

    Figure 12.4. To add a layer style, double-click the empty area next to a layer name.

  • Click the Add a Layer Style button in the Layers palette and choose an effect from the pop-up menu.

  • Choose Layer > Layer Style, and choose a layer style from the submenu.

Whichever way you choose, the Layer Style dialog box appears.

You can also apply a layer style preset, a predefined combination of layer style effects saved under a name. To apply a layer style preset, select a layer, open the Styles palette (Window > Styles), and click a style in the palette, bypassing the Layer Style dialog box. I talk about making layer style presets in Chapter 4.

When a layer style is applied to a layer, you can see which effects are used in that layer style by clicking the triangle at the right end of the layer in the Layers palette.

Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2
Working Smart in Adobe Photoshop CS2
ISBN: 0321335392
EAN: 2147483647
Year: N/A
Pages: 161
Authors: Conrad Chavez © 2008-2017.
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