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In this movie, I'll show you how to merge multiple styles together. And then I'll show you how to save out your own collection of styles whether you want to move them to a different machine, or a different platform, or share them with another person, or even just back them up. So here I am looking at that play effect that I created a couple of movies back. And you can see if you look at the layers panel that the style comprises three layer effects, bevel and emboss, pattern overlay, and drop shadow, stroke is turned off. But let's say I decide to select a different style.
For example, I'll go ahead and click on green gradient with stroke, which is included along with the text effects collection that ships along with Photoshop. Notice this time, we just get two styles: stroke is now turned on, and gradient overlay. So in other words, there's no overlap, and if I were to click on that style I created, which is my toy, then you'll see that the stroke effect, because it was turned off, was not even saved. So there is absolutely no overlap between these two styles at all, and yet they go ahead and replace each other. So clicking on a style deletes all effects from a layer and replaces those effects with new ones.
What if you want to combine these effects together. Well in that case you'd go ahead and press the Shift key. And click on a style. And now we've got beveled, embossed stroke, gradient overlay, pattern overlay, and drop shadow. Now incidentally, if there had been any overlay in layer effects, the style that you click on wins. So, if green gradient with stroke had included a bevel and emboss effect, then you will replace the bevel and emboss effect whether you press the Shift key or not. Alright now let's make a few modifications,currently, even though we have both gradient overlay and pattern overlay, gradient overlay is altogether covering up the pattern, because it's set to 100% opacity, and the normal blend mode.
So, go ahead and turn it back on, and then double-click on it. And let's swap out it's blend mode so we get some interaction here. I'll change the blend mode from normal to hue, which allows the saturation and luminance information from the pattern below to show through. So, I'll choose that function and you can see that we get an interesting interaction. Now I want to modify the stroke. Just seems like we're getting awful close to a Christmas effect here, and that's not what I'm looking for. So I'll click on a stroke item, and you can see what's going on is it's a tight gradient there.
So it goes black to red to black again. And the style's set to shape burst so that it traces around the letters. So the first thing I'm going to do, is click on this gradient bar in order to modify the gradient, and I'm going to click very carefully on this black color swatch, because right next to each other, they're only a percentage point away. And you should see a location of 81%, then press Shift+up arrow, in order to scoot that color stop to the right, now click on the red color stop. And then click on this color bar right there in order to bring up the color picker dialog box and just change the hue value, nothing else to 50 degrees and then click OK.
And now press Shift+up arrow for it in order to move it to a location of 90. Now very carefully select this red color stop, so when I say very carefully I mean click on the far right edge of it so you don't get the black color stop. And click on its red bar there and we'll change it to hue value of 50 degrees as well. And then I'll press shift up arrow twice, in order to change the location to 53%. And now click on the black color swatch and I'll press Shift+up arrow twice to change it to a location of 52%.
Now I click OK. The next thing I want to do is back off the size value. Because notice when the size value gets sufficiently large here, we start to get these polygonal transitions. And they're showing up at 20 pixels as well. So I'm going to take that value down to ten pixels there. And then finally I want to drop those blacks out and just keep the yellows. So I'm going to change the blend mode from normal to screen which treats black as invisible and that way the strokes are just sort of sitting out here in space.
Alright now click OK in order to accept that effect. And of course, by all means, we should go ahead and save this a style. I'm out of empty room, actually I do have some, on the right hand side here. So, I'll just go ahead and click there or I can click on the little page icon. And I'll go ahead and call this style Green Toy. And notice that include Layer Blending Options is turned off because again, there aren't any so no reason to save them. And I'll go ahead and click OK to create that new style. Alright, now let's save out the new styles that we've created over the course of these last three movies.
And there's a couple of ways to do that. One is to go up to the Styles Panel Fly-out menu, and choose the Save Styles command. But that's going to save all of the styles, including those Adobe styles as well, and you probably don't want to do that. The alternative is, if you didn't want to save all the Adobe styles, You could delete them all by pressing the Alt key or the Option key on a Mac and clicking on each one of them and notice when you press Alt or Option your cursor changes to a pair of scissors. But, I don't really recommend you do that either. So, here's the best approach. Go to Edit>Presets.
And choose Pre set Manager. This is a, kind of hidden command actually that's very very useful. And what it allows you to do is save any pre sets that you've created across the board as an independent file, so that you can load them up either later or elsewhere. So we've got brushes and swatches and gradients and then next, is styles. I'll go ahead and choose styles. And now I can see all the styles I have currently loaded. And four of them are styles I just got done creating. There's my Chalk, there's also my Toy, and then these last two, Tarnish and then Green toy.
And so lets say that I want to select them and move them together. So I would go ahead and click on my chalk, Shift+click+Toy, and then Ctrl or Cmd+click+Tarnish because its not adjacent to the others. If I Shift+clicked, I'd select a range of these styles and then go ahead and Ctrl+ or Cmd+click on green toy, and what you want to do is just kind of drag them around. I'll drag these guys over to this location, and now all four of them are in a row. And I'll click on the first one and then Shift+Click on the last one in order to select that full range, and now I can just save those selected items as a set.
So I'll click the save set button and I'll call these guys something like my new styles. And that way they're safe and protected and I can come back to them anytime I'd like. Once you finish organizing your styles and saving them, then go ahead and click the done button in order to return to your image. Alright, I'll Shift+Tab away my panels. And that folks is how you merge and save layer styles here inside Photoshop.
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