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If you first link a group of layers together (by clicking in the second box on each layer), you can paste a layer style onto all the linked layers in just two steps—right-click (Windows) or CTRL-click (Mac) and choose Copy Layer Style I Paste Layer Style To Linked.

Layer Style/Text Effect Notes

Drop Shadow: Text appears to float on the page -Adjust Blend Mode to change how the shadow reacts Inner Shadow: Text appears recessed into the page to pixels below it

-Adjust Opacity of the shadow -Select Use Global Light to keep the direction of the light source constant throughout the entire image -Adjust Angle to change the direction of the light source -Adjust Distance to change how recessed the text appears -Adjust Choke (Inner Shadow) and Spread (Drop Shadow) to shrink the edges of the inner shadow or enlarge a drop shadow

-Adjust Size to change the width of the shadow -Adjust Contour to alter the way the shadow fades -Select Anti-aliased to soften rounded edges -Adjust Noise to dither the shadow

Table 7-3 Layer Styles and Associated Options when Added to Type Layers

Notes

Layer Style/Text Effect

Outer Glow: Text appears backlit or glowing Inner Glow: Text appears to glow from inside its borders

Bevel and Emboss: Text can appear embossed into or above the page, depending on how the highlights and shadows are combined

-Adjust Blend Mode to change how the glow reacts to pixels below it

-Adjust Opacity of the shadow -Adjust Noise to dither the glow -Adjust Color of glow

-Adjust Gradient to add additional colors to the glow -Select Technique for softer, slightly blurred glows, or precise, tighter glows

-Select Source (Inner Glow): Where the glow emanates from

-Adjust Choke (Inner Glow) and Spread (Outer Glow) to shrink the edges of the inner glow or enlarge the edges of an outer glow

-Adjust Size to change the width of the glow -Adjust Contour to alter the way the glow fades -Select Anti-aliased to soften rounded edges -Adjust Range to affect how the contour sits on the overall scheme of the glow; lower it to expand, raise it to shrink

-Adjust Jitter to add random colored pixels to glows that already have multiple colors

-Specify the Style: Outer Bevel (affects only the areas around the text), Inner Bevel (affects only the areas within the text), Emboss (adds both an Outer and Inner Bevel), Pillow Emboss (adds an Inner Bevel but switches the colors in the Outer Bevel), Stroke Emboss (adds a bevel inside an outline created with the Stroke effect) -Specify the Technique: Smooth creates a blurred bevel, Chisel Hard creates a hard-edged bevel, and Chisel Soft is somewhere in between those two -Adjust Depth to increase the contrast -Specify Direction (up or down) to determine whether text looks recessed or truly embossed -Adjust Size of the bevel

-Adjust softness of any blur in the beveled edges

-Select Use Global Light to keep the direction of the light source constant throughout the entire image

-Adjust Angle to change the direction of the light source

-Adjust Altitude of light along a semicircle in the sky;

90 degrees is directly overhead

-Select Contour to add texture in the beveled edge

-Select to add texture to the text itself

-Specify the Blend Modes, Color, and Opacity of the highlight and shadow

Table 7-3 Layer Styles and Associated Options when Added to Type Layers (continued)

Layer Style/Text Effect

Notes

Satin: Text appears shiny through the use of subtle contoured color variations

-Adjust Blend Mode to change how the overlay reacts to pixels below it

-Adjust Opacity of the overlay

-Adjust Angle of the contoured fill

-Adjust Distance between the intersection of two contours

-Adjust Size of total effect

-Select Anti-aliased to soften rounded edges

-Select Invert to achieve the opposite effect as normal

Stroke: Text is outlined

-Adjust Size of stroke to change its width -Adjust Location of stroke to move it in relationship to the text itself

-Adjust Blend Mode to change how the stroke reacts to pixels below it

-Adjust Opacity of the stroke

-Specify and assign the Fill Type: Color, gradient, or pattern

Table 7-3 Layer Styles and Associated Options when Added to Type Layers (continued)

Table 7-3 Layer Styles and Associated Options when Added to Type Layers (continued)

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