(7-2) Review: Styles
You learned about layer styles last week, by creating and saving styles. You also learned how to manage them in the preset manager. Let's go into them in more detail! Here are some great comprehensive tutorials online about layer styles. (alternate link)
One excellent way to learn about styles is to load some that other people have created, and look at the Blending Options dialog to see what settings they used, and to play with each setting to see just what it does. Below is a link to Greg's styles - check it out. You can see just how varied a style can be. With all the different settings you can play with, there are literally millions of possible combinations.
In the videos in lesson 6, you learned how to use the preset manager to load, save, or delete styles, brushes, patterns, gradients, etc. Let's go find some styles, load them and play with them! My friend, Gregory, has many you can freely download at his gallery at sonarpos.deviantart.com
Exercise 7-2: Create a new, unique layer style of your own and save it. Try taking this further, better, more complex than in the beginning course! Use it in a design of your choice to demonstrate it. Save your Photoshop file as A07-02_Your_Name.PSD.
Below is a slideshow of styles that I have personally created. If you'd like, you can download them here, and add them to your collection to use in your own creations (I give you permission, but please give me credit by linking back to this lesson). (Download is 342 MB)
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