Scaling Layer Styles_

The default settings for each effect in the Layer Style dialog box are designed to look good for the current size of the object. However, you might have noticed that when you transform the object, the effects do not scale in tandem with the object. To correct this problem, you can use the Scale Effects command in the Layer ^ Layer Style submenu and resize the effects visually, which can be a bit hit or miss, or you can scale them correspondingly by using the following workaround:

1. Transform the object using Edit ^ Free Transform, or Ctrl+T (Windows), (Mac OS).

2. Enter a percentage figure in the Width and Height text fields on the options bar, or enter once and click the link icon between the two text fields. If you're transforming manually by using the handles on the bounding box, make a note of the percentage figure in the options bar (ignore any fractions).

3. Choose Layer ^ Layer Style ^ Scale Effects. In the Scale Layer Effects dialog box (Figure 7-8), enter the figure you noted in step 2.

4. Click the OK button to apply the setting.

Stale Layer Effects

Figure 7-8: The Scale Layer Effects dialog box.

When you resize an image, as opposed to a layer, the layer styles should scale automatically. If you find that they are not doing so, choose Image ^ Image Size and make sure the Scale Layer Effects option is checked.

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