Adding a layer style


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Adding a layer style

When you want to add a little bit of dimension, or a little definition to the content of a layer, try Layer Styles. Layer Styles are common special effects like Drop Shadow, Glow, Inner Shadow, Stroke and a few more. In this movie, I am going to introduce you to Layer Styles and show you how to add a Stroke Layer Style to this photograph to define this edge here that's bleeding into the white matte behind. Take a look at the Layers panel and you see that I have just two layers in the file. If I turn the top layer off by clicking its eye icon, you can see that the matte layer here is just a plain white layer, and I will turn the eye icon on the photo layer on again, so you can see the photo above.

I'll turn the matte layer off so you can see that the photo layer actually has some transparency around it. That's allowing you to see through to the matte below. I have set it up this way so I can easily add a layer style that affects just the photo. I will turn the matte layer back o...

Adding a layer style
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Adding a layer style provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4 Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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