Questions about functionalities that add editable, pre-programmed effects and styles to different layers or objects in an image file. Usually refers to Photoshop's layer styles, like drop shadow, embossing or color overlay.

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How to make a multiplied layer become “what you see is what you get”?

I have black lineart for a drawing multiplied over the drawing itself. Because I have little foresight, I had simply painted white wherever I wanted to "erase" the lineart -- since it was just going ...
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How to copy Live Shape Property settings from one shape to another in Photoshop CC?

Does anyone know if there is a way to copy Live Shape Properties from one shape to another? It's nice to adjust strokes and fill and stuff, but I'd like to save it somehow to easily apply it to ...
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How to create a realistic bevel effect on text in Photoshop?

I found this image on google and was fascinated by the realism of the bevel effect and wanted to learn how to do it myself. I tried some stuffs but they were not close enough. I want to replicate ...
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record action to change layer style using foreground color

how to, if possible, record an action that sets the current color overlay (layer style) to the foreground color? Meaning, adding a layer style of type color overlay with the foreground color (without ...
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How to get rid of / minify Photohop Layer Styles in Layers List?

I use Layer Styles a lot, unfortunately with bigger projects it's really annoying that they take so much space in Layers list (even if their parent is not expanded as like in the picture below). Is ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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How can I fix jagged curved with Photoshop's Gradient Overlay?

I am trying to create an image and added a Gradient Overlay style as seen below. I ended up with the following image (A part of image). Looking at the area circled in black, you can see a jagged ...
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How to isolate layer effects into their own layer

I've put some nice effects on a layer in Photoshop, and the effect is repeated across several layers. Now, I have to cut it up for the web, and I want to be efficient with how I display the effect. ...
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How to be sure that a layer is completely empty?

I've got a .psd file with multiple layers. Some layers "seem" empty. I say seem because I cannot see any element on them but I am not sure that there aren't some 1px elements. How can I be sure that ...
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Group bounds for layer gradient style

I have two layers; one with a gradient style on it directly, and one inside a group with the exact same gradient style applied. However, the gradient's range is the entire canvas, instead of the ...
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How to cycle through blend modes with instant preview?

I'm watching a tutorial in which the instructor is cycling through blend modes for a pattern overlay and the shape layer instantly updates with whichever blend mode he has selected. I have read that ...
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Photoshop Gradient Overlay requires a shape layer, not a regular layer?

Today I was following a tutorial using PS CS6 on the internet and it asked that a layer be added and Layer Style > Gradient Overlay be used, which would later become a background. I'm not a big ...
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How do I copy a layer with its applied effects?

How do I copy a layer in Photoshop in the traditional method of selecting an area and CtrlC while maintaining the layer and it's applied effects? I don't want to drag and drop the layer; I prefer the ...
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Disable link to copied smart objects

I have several smart objects I want to duplicate and preserve the layer style. However, when I modify one of the objects it also changes every copied smart object to match the modified one. Is there ...
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Easy way to set text style across documents

Sometimes when I click a color with the eye dropper in Photoshop CS 6, the color of a text layer in my document will change to that color. Oddly enough, this happens only one and I cannot duplicate ...
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How to apply layer style to one object and apply it to multiple layers

I think what I may be looking for exists in Fireworks maybe, but I haven't messed with it. Basically, is there a way to make a style sheet for an object? Say I have an object and I apply x layer ...
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How can I add two gradient layer styles photoshop

I made a rectangular shape. I set it's layer style to gradient overlay and the layer mode to multiply. It looks great with one layer, the one on the left. However when I make another shape and ...
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How to save layers individually that can still interact with each other outside of photoshop?

What I am trying to do is to move a png of semi-transparent gradient above another png of a box in it within a video editor. So imagine the first gradient slowly moving to the left on top of the box, ...
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How can I prevent layer effects from overwriting when merging layers?

Often when I apply some effects to layers, and I merge them, the ones with effects have their blending mode messed up. They act as if all of their layer blending mode became normal and then merged. ...
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How to reset layer style properties in layer styles window in Photoshop?

Every time I go back to edit some layer effects for a new layer, there are weird presets, e.g. Screen or Overlay blend modes for some of the layer settings, and then the lighter gradient tone is ...
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Photoshop - Multiple layer styles of the same type

I want to style a layer with layer styles in Photoshop. The problem is that I want to add multiple inner drop shadows. I saw that you can do Right Click > Rasterise Layer Style, but then I can't ...
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Is there any way of applying a gradient overlay over a color overlay in photoshop?

Whenever I add a color overlay layer style to an object in photoshop, it goes over top of any gradient overlay I have. Is there any way to change this order?
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Importing Layer Styles in Photoshop Elements

I know PSE does not have layer styles like PS does. However within the content panel you have preset options which are in fact layer styles you just cannot edit them as in PS. Now I have PS and a ...
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Layer Styles Changing Properties?

I have some saved layer styles. When I apply them to my document it changes the settings of the style. For instance - The Saved Style has a Stroke of 5. Yet when I apply the style it applies with a ...
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Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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Blur part of image in PAINT.NET

I have a simple problem. I have an image with text (as image). I want to blur this text. I think I did it before but it is not working the way I am doing. Create a new layer, draw a rectangle on ...
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Photoshop: Why does the Hand Tool icon flicker when choosing 'Add a layer style' from the Layers palette?

Does anyone else see this? Is there a reason why this happens or is it a bug? (Photoshop CS5.1 on OS X 10.7.2, not sure if this happens in previous Photoshop or OS X versions.) Steps to reproduce: ...
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How do I make dotted borders in Photoshop?

How do I make dotted borders around my custom layer. Now I have a simple rectangle that I want to have with a dotted line (dash 1px, gap 6px). How can I do that?