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Customize layer styles and make them stick in Photoshop CS5

Added on Tuesday 15th of March 2011 10:34 am EST
 

Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS5

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

You probably use layer styles in your Photoshop artwork frequently. Whether you need a simple drop shadow or a combination of styles, the endless customization available is exhilarating. But you may also find the default settings frustrating, especially if you prefer a lower opacity drop shadow than the 75% default, or if you have a favorite pattern you select often for an overlay.

The great news is that in CS5 you can change the settings and create new defaults. For example, if you change the Drop Shadow settings to suit your needs and you want to set these as the new defaults, simply click the Make Default button at the bottom of the dialog box, as shown in Figure A. The next time you access the Drop Shadow layer style, your new settings will appear as defaults.

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