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Loading and customizing layer styles

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Video: Loading and customizing layer styles

In this movie, I'll show you how to load a library of styles that i have created for you in advance. How to employ those styles to create cool effects? And finally, how to customize one of the styles to (INAUDIBLE) Now what, I have here is a collection of images, that represent techniques that I've demonstrated in my (INAUDIBLE) techniques course here at the lynda.com online training lab. And you can check those movies out to find out exactly how these images were put together. But in the meantime, we can quickly assemble these effects using layer styles.

Loading and customizing layer styles

In this movie, I'll show you how to load a library of styles that i have created for you in advance. How to employ those styles to create cool effects? And finally, how to customize one of the styles to (INAUDIBLE) Now what, I have here is a collection of images, that represent techniques that I've demonstrated in my (INAUDIBLE) techniques course here at the lynda.com online training lab. And you can check those movies out to find out exactly how these images were put together. But in the meantime, we can quickly assemble these effects using layer styles.

To load my style library, make sure your styles panel is open, and then go to the flyout menu and choose the load styles command. Then navigate to the 17 styles folder and click on type effects and then click the load button. Now there is 7 styles in all that we're going to apply over 4 images here. I'll start by turning off, this border layer, and you can see that we have this kind of blue grid outline in the background I'm going to turn it into heavy metal type by clicking on the outlines. And then clicking on the first of my styles, "Heavy Metal Outlines".

And just like that, we completely transform the composition bbb. Using a collection of three layer effects in all, and they're really actually fairly straightforward. For example, the bevel and emboss effect doesn't include any custom contour or texture or any of that stuff, just straightforward embossing. All right, I'm going to cancel out of there. Now I'll turn on the border layer, which is designed to emphasize the border, and catch some shadows and highlights. And I'll now apply my second style, Heavy Metal Border, in order to achieve (INAUDIBLE) Which I think is pretty impressive given that I spent about 30 seconds on it.

All right, I'm going to switch over to the next image. It's an ice type effect created using the wind filter, but it's not going to be finished until we style it. So with the ice effect layer selected, I'll move forward to my third style, which is ice type, click on it, and it's done. Now this one does involve a texture. If you double click on bevel and emboss, then you'll see that there is a texture item right there, and it's that molecular pattern That we checked out in the previous chapter. So it's a pretty flexible pattern actually. I'll go ahead and click Cancel and then I'll move on to my next image.

Now this one doesn't look like there's anything going on, but there's actually a text layer as well as this interior layer which is a rectangle and a larger main rectangle behind it. So I'll start by clicking on a main rectangle and then I'll click on my 4th style brush copper back in order to produce that effect now you can tell that the interior rectangle which I'll turn off for a moment. Is a central light rectangle, I'll go ahead and select it, turn it on, and then apply brush copper in, in order to achieve that effect. And, then finally, I'll click on a text layer which is called plate, and I'll apply brush copper type.

And, this is our most complex style by the way. It contains a total of 7 out of the possible 10 layer effects Finally, let's go ahead and switch forward to gold of letters And we can turn these white letters gold, by clicking on the final style, which is called gold type And this is that same gold text effect that we saw in the previous chapter. But let's try our hand at customizing it. If you double-click on bevel and emboss, you may recall that much of the success of the effect relies on this gloss contour. But there's also a satin effect in the background.

And I haven't showed you satin yet, so let's go ahead and modify it. I'll turn off bevel and emboss for the moment, and I'll click on satin to select it. And I'm going to change the color to a hue value of 30 degrees, just so we can see it a little better, and click OK. And then I'll reduce the size value to let's say two. So you can get a sense of what's going on and now I'll start dragging inside the image and you can see what's happening is that I'm moving the G. Do you see I'm moving the yellow of the G which is caused by color overlay into this sort of orange area.

So satin fills this sort of brownish orange. Inside the negative space between the letters. Alright, I'm going to go ahead and put those guys back just a little bit like so. And as I'm dragging I'm changing the angle and distance values on the fly. And you can sometimes get better effects if you try out contours like ring or ring double. Now you're not going to believe me at first because Looks pretty ratty when the science value is so low. Now let's go and select that value and change it to something like 50, and that blurs up that effect quite nicely as you can see.

Now I want to try out a different color overlay, something that's going to go with that differently colored satin effect. So I'll click on color overlay, then click on that yellow swatch. And let's take the hue value down to 30 degrees again, and reduce the saturation to, let's say, 50%, and click OK. And now, I'll bring back the bevel and emboss effect, and things get pretty dark as you can see, there. I'll click OK in order to accept that effect. But, I think it's going to look better if we do a couple of things. First of all, I want to reduce the fill value to 70% by pressing Shift+7, and that darkens up those letters even more, because they're starting to blend with the background.

And then I'll expand my layer effects for this black layer, which is black, and you'll see how black it is when I turn off the pattern overlay. And we end up getting this effect here. So let's go ahead and create a new style b clicking in this empty area of the Styles panel. And I'll call this Tarnish, let's say. And notice this time, Include Blending Options is turned on, because there are blending options to save, namely our new fill value. Now I'll click OK. In order to make that change I'm going to press shift tab to hide the right side panels. Press the T key to switch to the type tool and I'm going to replace those last two letters like so.

And that is how you load a library of styles created by another user, employ them effectively inside your own images. And then finally customize the style so that it includes blend settings. And then finally customize the style so that it includes blend settings. And then finally customize the style so that it includes blend settings.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

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Deke McClelland
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 29m 46s
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    3. Using Content-Aware Patch
      5m 42s
    4. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      3m 9s
    6. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    7. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    8. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    9. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      5m 58s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 10s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 7s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 36s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 32s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements
      6m 14s
  6. 57m 13s
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting paths and isolating layers
      4m 11s
    6. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      5m 59s
    7. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      5m 50s
    8. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    9. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    10. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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