Howdy creatives! These past couple weeks we've shown you how to use & install Photoshop actions and also how to use & install Photoshop brushes. Well we're back again to walk you through another fun and useful tool in Photoshop, layer styles.
In this week's guide we'll talk about what exactly layer styles are, why they're useful, and how to get you off and running utilizing them in your designs. Be sure to check out the video below, where you can follow along with one of the pros and learn how to use layer styles.
What are Photoshop layer styles?
Photoshop layer styles are just about what you would expect given the name. They are style effects that alter the appearance of a layer. Typically layer styles are used for text effects, but they can be used on images, backgrounds, and any other layer. You will probably be most familiar with these in the form of the preset layers available in Photoshop, such as Drop Shadow, Stroke, Inner Glow, etc.