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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?

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Layer styles are a classic Photoshop feature, but they don't have to be stale and lifeless. See how to use GraphicRiver items to breath life into Layer Styles.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: What Are Layer Styles?

Layer styles are a Photoshop feature that are sometimes seen as tired and/or amateurish. It's true that the basic application of Bevel and Emboss and Drop Shadow has been overused and grown stale, but that doesn't mean Layer Styles are ready to be retired. Check out this quick video on how to use an Envato Market item to create some vibrant and exciting effects with Layer Styles.

 

What Are Layer Styles?

Layer styles are an easy way to add non-destructive and quickly editable effects to any layer in Photoshop.

What are Layer Styles

Simply double-clicking the space next to the layer thumbnail, in the Layer panel, will launch the Layer Style dialog box.

Accessing the Layer Styles box

Each style can be enabled or disabled using the option boxes here along the left side. Then clicking on a layer style opens up the different options that the style contains.

Enabling options

Other Styles 

Layer styles are so easy to use and can give some excellent results. Consider these other Layer Styles for sale on GraphicRiver

Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles

This set of Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles from author Webtreats contains 8 Transparent Layer Styles and 3 Elegant Glass Text effects. This product is available for $5.

Elegant Glass Text Effects  Styles
Elegant Glass Text Effects & Styles

Supreme Fire Text Styles

Supreme Fire Text Styles from author Artorius contains 10 Unique Fire Text Styles and is available for $6.

Supreme Fire Text Styles
Supreme Fire Text Styles

New 3D Text Styles

New 3D Text Styles from author designercow contains 10 PSD files with 1 style and is available for $4.

New 3D Text Styles
New 3D Text Styles

Comic Book Text Styles

Comic Book Text Styles from author PixelBuffet contains 8 typical comic book text styles and is available for $5.

Comic Book Text Styles
Comic Book Text Styles

Freehand Ink and Other Artistic Styles

30 Freehand Ink and Other Artistic Styles from author dekurvajo contains 30 single layer Photoshop FX styles and is available for $4.

Freehand Ink and Other Artistic Styles
Freehand Ink and Other Artistic Styles


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