Questions tagged [layer-style]

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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Create a dropshadow only layer

I want to make a white rounded rectangle (which will be used for an in-game alpha mask) and another layer which contains a drop shadow. That way I can do quick export for the two layers. WITHOUT ...
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Masking an image using a shape with layer style in Photoshop

I am working on a UI design in Photoshop CC 2019. I have an image and I would like to mask it with a shape. Masking works fine with the shape. But if I applied some layer style like gradient or color ...
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creating stylized backgorund

I was going through Adobe Website's official Illustrator tutorial. They have some pre-created sheets where I found this.Can someone tell me how to create this type of sylized backdrop for background ...
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I would like to know how to apply inner glow on a shape so it can mimick this look

See the image below for more information. I would like to recreate the pixellated effect on the left side of the image. This will be a batch process so I thought I can just select all the inner space ...
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Photoshop: Edgy stroke on a perfecly round object

I'm using the latest version of Photoshop on Mac OS and I have a problem with the stroke effect in Layer Style. Even when I use it on a perfectly round object in high resolution (the example below is ~...
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Сlip layer to “outer glow”

I have a folder that contains many strings. This folder has layer effects applied: Color overlay (bright yellow) Stroke (black) outer glow (can be any color, currently white.) I want to clip a layer ...
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Can I achieve shadows like this using layer styles?

I'm trying to reproduce the shadow in the image below, the two grey bars under the actual image. I have tried using drop shadows but looks like it can't have a negative size value. Any workarounds? I'...
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How can I apply a parent group's layer styles to child layers when using 'Generate Image Assets' in Photoshop?

I have a group in Photoshop containing many layers, which I'm exporting as individual assets using the 'File > Generate > Image Assets' tool. The parent group has a layer style for styles that should ...
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Does anybody know to make this layer style.?

Can anyone tell me how can I get the attached text style? What setting I have to do? I want same text style. Same text style but different background and color It would be awesome if someone can tell ...
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Layers Styles in Photoshop making the file size huge

I'm using a few layer styles for an image to sort of create metal effects and shine. On this particular example I have 8 effects being used, but they are making the file crazy big, in terms of file ...
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How can I copy only the style of a border in sketchapp?

I don't want to copy the whole style of a button. I only want to copy the style of border. Is it even possible? Thanks ^^
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How to set inner glow (vignette) effect size to value bigger than 250

So, I have .PSD document in lower resolution with a background layer that has vignette effect on it. But, when I copy layer style from that layer, the size of inner glow stays the same, ergo, smaller ...
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Color Overlay added to Adjustment Layer does not show

I put an adjustment layer on top of my video. I right clicked and went to layer styles and clicked color overlay. It did nothing but add color overlay to the list of properties under the Adjustment ...
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Hiding source layer after applying a layer style (bevel) in Photoshop / Advanced blending

I have a letter A (see left) as .ai file which has transparency set at 70% in Illustrator. In Photoshop I have a layer style Bevel & Emboss (see center) on this letter. Is it possible to hide ...
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How can I rotate a pattern overlay layer style?

If I apply a pattern overlay layer style to a rectangle drawn using rectangle tool, is there anyway to rotate just the pattern itself to a diagonal? I'm looking for a way to do it similar to how ...
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Photoshop gradient overlay layer style not visible

I have been working on Photoshop CS6 for a while now and this is some basic text I did with overlay and a few other settings: But now only the normal mode works, but when I put on overlay it just ...
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How to achieve a bevel effect like this?

I have a design question. I'm trying to achieve a bevel effects like on the image below. I have a rasterized layer so I can't see what settings were used to create this. I have tried various ...
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How to create this floating layers' effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

So I need to create a floating layer effect (as the one shown on picture) over the display of a stock iPad image. Any suggestions, except simply applying an outer shadow effect and playing with the ...
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Combining layers to Smart Object causing layer styles to change?

I have an array of layers in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. They have effects on them such as outer glows with varying transparencies. When joining into a Smart object, the outer glow's and drop shadow's ...
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Why when I change a drop shadow do all my drop shadows change? [duplicate]

It's always been a mystery for me while creating drop shadow effects that one layer changes the angle of its shadow automatically if I change the angle of the other. For example: in Layer 1 I am ...
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I need an adjustment layer which will invert in the same way as when you select some text in a text layer

so there are some idiosyncrasies with the method they use to invert that part of the image which I can't figure out. It could be that they just invert the luminosity but I don't know how i would do ...
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Photoshop: How do I edit layer style Presets?

I just created a layer style preset in Photoshop and applied it to multiple shape layers. Now I would like to make several adjustments to the style. How do I do that? I want to automatically update ...
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Photoshop: why won't layer styles render correctly?

Been trying to search for an answer online for quite a while now but can't seem to find anything new. I'm familiar with layer styles and I've been merging them down to rasterize a layer, but for some ...
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Sketch shared styles with variant properties (e.g. Green / Red / Blue + same drop shadow)

Is there a way to make a variant of a shared style in SketchApp? I have a view with 4 'pricing' cards, which I want to share properties across like gradient, drop shadow, etc. etc. etc. But I want ...
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

I want to erase part of a rectangle but it gets erased in the way shown in the right hand image: I want to be like this:
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Is there a way to a selectively mask out layer styles?

I was wondering if there was a way to selectively mask out layer styles (not including the actual layer)? For example: I add a drop shadow to a layer, but I only want the shadow to show on a few ...
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Design text look like it is cut out and casting a shadow

I want the text printed on a sheet of gold (paper cloth, etc.) look like he cut in scope and is casting a shadow on the surface beneath*. (Say black gray etc) So I tried to print text on the slide (...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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Applying Blending Options to group doesn’t work as expected

When applying my Gradient Overlay to a group of layers, the gradient doesn’t size to fit the minimum frame of the layers in that group. So for example, a green to red gradient shows up on the group as ...
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Script to remove Yellow(or any color) from layers panel? [closed]

I am looking for help solving the issue of Adobe Illustrator automatically assigning a color to a layer every time one creates a new one. I am aware that... This is part of the core code of Adobe ...
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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

I know very little when it comes to design. I have 2 layers - a text on top of a background. result How can I delete/take-off the shape of my layer 1 out of my layer 0 ?
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Illustrator: Is there an option to create shared layer styles?

I am just wondering if there is any option in illustrator similar to the shared layer styles in Fireworks. For example: I apply a defined color to several objects/elements (Text or Shapes) and if i ...
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How do I achieve this glow/blur highlight effect in Photoshop? [closed]

I've been trying to mess around with radial blurs and glows for a few hours, but nothing looks quite as good as this. Any insight would be much appreciated !
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Ai: How do I apply a layer's layer style (eg shadow) only to the object or group below it?

So if I want the shadow for the blue hat to only fall on the face, and not blur out onto the background etc, is there any simple-ish way to do this?
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Saving PSD to PNG with layer transparencies loses layer effects

I've got a PSD of a shirt mockup that has several effect layers for highlights and shadows, and then layers for shirt colors. What I'm trying to do is use this in a web based editor where I can ...
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How is this 'one colour' design trend referred to in the design community? [duplicate]

I had thought that the current trend towards 'one colour photos' was being called 'monochrome' but can't seem to find any examples. The attached picture illustrates what I am referring to. The photo ...
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Why isn't color burn working on a layer style in Photoshop?

I have a layer with a blending option set to Color Burn and opacity under 91%. It's called Layer 7 is my screenshots. If I download a jpeg of a solid color of red, and put it behind this layer, the ...
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Clipped layer area dont get uniform shadow in Photoshop

See the problem below, Blue layer is clipped with the grey background but as soon the blue shape layer starts "Shadow Intensity is low" Here is a closeup of the problem Okay here is the Layer Panel ...
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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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Photoshop: how to record action to change layer style using foreground color

Is it possible to 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 ...