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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

I'm guessing you're using a stroke layer style on your shape in Photoshop. If you use a Layer Mask directly on the layer that has the shape with the effect, it will create the result you see on your ...
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How to create a realistic bevel effect on text in Photoshop?

Well, you're on the right track. The key is to use layer styles. Here's my shot: Settings: Add Bevel & Emboss. Choose "Chisel Hard" under technique, play around with the settings and use the "...
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Create a dropshadow only layer

Create a shape layer in the desired shape and with any colour fill; Add your drop shadow using Layer Styles; Make sure that on the Drop Shadow settings, the box 'Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow' is ...
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Why isn't color burn working on a layer style in Photoshop?

This is because the colour overlay's blending mode (or any layer effect's) is a standard Normal. It's rather counterintuitive, but that Normal does not obey the layer's owen blending mode. The overlay ...
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How to create a realistic bevel effect on text in Photoshop?

Here is my shot I have used Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Overlay and Satin Screenshots of used effects Drop Shadow : [ Blend_Mode:multiply,100%,#000000 ] [ ...
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How can I rotate a pattern overlay layer style?

I don't believe there is a way to transform a pattern overlay as a layer style (I may be wrong), but what you can do is use the "Create Layers" command to convert the pattern to a reguler image layer ...
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Layers with different directional drop shadows in Photoshop

When you apply effects that have a light source, you have the option of using a global light source. That global light source is always the same for all layers. You can edit the global light source ...
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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

Hold the Command/Ctrl key down and click the layer thumbnail for the "B". This will load a selection. Highlight the green layer Hold the Option/Alt key down and click the New Mask icon () at the ...
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Layers Styles in Photoshop making the file size huge

First of all: 20MB is not large. I routinely take photos using a Canon 4Ti DSLR which creates 25MB RAW files that are about 21MB when saved as a 1-layer TIFF with LZW compression (after cropping/...
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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

Select layer 1 in the Layers Panel, make sure it is highlighted. Click on the selection tool, I would suggest the Magic Wand tool if you're using Photoshop. Select/highlight the areas you wish to ...
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Illustrator: Is there an option to create shared layer styles?

Yes. This is what Graphic Styles in Illustrator are designed to do. More information can be found in Illustrator's Help Files : https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/graphic-styles.html It may ...
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Hiding source layer after applying a layer style (bevel) in Photoshop / Advanced blending

If you're using a Layer Style in Photoshop, just drop the Fill opacity down to 0. This will render the smart object invisible and preserve the Layer Style effect:
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Layers Styles in Photoshop making the file size huge

I have clients working with 100-200...700 mb PSD files. One large brochure with many pictures (PSD, TIF, etc) can easily go into the GB+ range. For large print jobs this is 'normal'. Depends on what ...
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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

With my massive 3500pt text in a bold (Impact) at the upper echelon of what Bevel and Emboss can do natively we get this: Now if we need to go beyond that we move to Scale Effects which can be found ...
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Layers with different directional drop shadows in Photoshop

Turn off Use Global Light in the Shadow properties
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How to copy live shape property settings from one shape to another in Photoshop CC?

Right click the shape layer you want to copy styles from in the layers panel, and choose Copy Shape Attributes. Right click the shape layer you want to paste the styles on in the layers panel, and ...
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

If using layer style effects to get the border (stroke in layer effects) then you want to toggle the "Layer Mask Hides Effects" checkbox under "Blending Options".
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How to erase part of shape in Photoshop?

Should really consider using Shape instead with Fill and Stroke. Then when you use a Layer Mask to erase part of it the Stroke won't be affected. It will give you a better workflow for most things ...
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Sketch shared styles with variant properties (e.g. Green / Red / Blue + same drop shadow)

You can do that using nested symbols. The idea is creating a main symbol (N) that contains others symbols (N-1). Then, you can define variants for each sub-symbol (N-1). For example, in your pricing ...
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How to achieve a bevel effect like this?

Since that first example image has a transparent background, we can safely say that it was brushed using the Brush tool. To make things easier, I would perhaps use Dodge tool and Burn tool. Some key ...
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How to set inner glow (vignette) effect size to value bigger than 250

This is hacky, and destructive. Create the internal shadow on its own layer, and set blend mode as required. When you need to upscale, rasterise this layer. Fortunately there's almost no detail ...
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How can I apply a parent group's layer styles to child layers when using 'Generate Image Assets' in Photoshop?

Is there any way to get Photoshop to use the group's layer styles when exporting the child assets? In short - no. But you can transfer them to your individual layers without too much trouble. What ...
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creating stylized backgorund

They are merely patterns available in the Swatches Panel... "Basic Graphic Lines" and "Basic Graphic Dots". Then it appears the opacity has been lowered after the pattern fills have been applied.
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How to change the colour of a shaped clipping mask in GIMP

GIMP doesn't support that kind of layer clipping and isn't fully compatible with the PSD format, but there is a simple work around. If you put the fill and smudge graphics within a layer group, you ...
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How to add Highlight to Kritas Bevel and Emboss Layer style

I guess the programmer of the effect doesn't see any problem - light is tilted, but comes downwards, so the top surface is lighted and that's that, no problem! As an artist you expect different ...
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Is there a way to a selectively mask out layer styles?

For what it's worth, if you have a layer with styles, then put that layer in a group and put a layer mask on the group, you can use the mask to mask out anything in the group, whether actual pixel ...
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Is there a way to a selectively mask out layer styles?

Mitchell. The easiest way to answer your problem is: when you have added styles on a layer you can convert them to a new layer. After that just apply vector mask on it. Now, you can take the brush ...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

This process of exporting your design to Photoshop with layers in tact is pretty straight forward, however the real issue is your not being able to export from Illustrator to Photoshop. You're ...
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