Customizing a layer style


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Customizing a layer style

The most commonly used layer effect is a Drop Shadow. A Drop Shadow can add dimension to an image by making the contents of one layer appear to float above the background. I'd like to show you how to apply and customize a Drop Shadow layer effect, and this movie also makes the point that you can have more than one layer effect on a layer. So I am starting with a layer that already has one effect and that's the Stroke effect here on this photo layer. If I want to add another effect, I can either double-click this layer, which will open the Layer Style dialog box, or I can go to the Effects menu and choose the additional effect from here.

Let me show you what happens when you double click the layer. On the left side I see all of the available styles. You can see that the Stoke layer has already been applied, because it has a checkmark next to it. If I want to add the Drop Shadow to this image, I can just go and add a checkmark next to Drop Shadow here and that applies the Drop Shado...

Customizing a layer style
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Customizing 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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