For the first installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French shows how to create editable, non-destructive effects such as shadows, glows, and bevels with layer effects in Photoshop. The course covers the use of layer effects like Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Gradient Overlay, as well as how to combine effects with blending modes, transparency, and textures. With these techniques, designers can finesse type and graphics, control light, warp text, and extrude shapes, creating drama and adding depth to their compositions.
Moving, copying, and removing layer effects
Working with gradient, color, and pattern overlays
Converting a layer style to image layers
Applying layer masks and vector masks
Beveling and embossing type
Creating depth with Pattern Overlay and Inner Shadow
Using Inner Glow to create interior shapes and neon