Accessing Layer Effects Panels
In Photoshop 5.5, after you have the Layer Effects Options dialog box open , you can quickly switch between the various panels using these shortcuts.
Accessing Layer Styles Panels
In Photoshop 6 and 7, the Layer Effects dialog is now called the Layer Style dialog box, and there are a few new effects to choose from. After you have the Layer Style dialog box open, you can quickly switch between the various panels using these shortcuts.
Clear Layer Effects
Menu: Layer Effects Clear Effects
Mac: Option + double-click effect icon
Win: Alt + double-click effect icon
This shortcut removes one layer effect at a time, in the reverse order that you applied the effects to the layer.
In Photoshop 6 and 7, layer effects behave just like other layers ”you can hide and show them, drag them to the trash, and so on.
Edit Layer Effect (Style) Options
Menu: Layer Effects Choose the effect to edit
Mouse: Double-click effect icon
Toggle Effects (Styles) On/Off Without Dialog Box
Menu: Layer Effects desired effect
Mac: Option + menu item
Win: Alt + menu item
In Photoshop 6 and 7, you can just turn off the eyeball for the effect you want to hide.
Hide All Layer Effects (Styles) for a Layer but One
Mac: Option + click on style visibility icon
Win: Alt + click on style visibility icon
Use the modifier, and click on the layer visibility icon for the layer effect you want to keep visible. All the other layer styles for the layer will be turned off. The layer does not have to be active for this to work.
Reposition Effect (Style) While in Effect Dialog Box
Mouse: Drag in the image window (works for the Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Gradient Overlay, and Pattern Overlay effects).
Reposition Effect (Style) While in Effect Dialog Box Constrained to 45-Degree Axis
Mouse: Shift + drag in the image window