Applying layer styles

Once you have the text arranged on the image, you can add layer styles to enhance the look of the type. Layer styles are automated special effects that you can apply to a layer. For more information on layer styles, see Lesson 5, "Layer Basics."

Now you'll add two different layer styles to the Diesel type layer.

1 With the Diesel layer selected in the Layers palette, click the Layer Styles icon (■ -■) at the bottom of the palette and select Drop Shadow from the pop-up menu.

2 In the Layer Style dialog box, select the Preview check box on the right side of the dialog box so you'll be able to see the changes as you work.

3 On the left side of the dialog box, click the words Bevel and Emboss so that they are highlighted and a checkmark appears in the Bevel and Emboss check box.

4 In the Structure area on the right side of the dialog box, adjust the sliders for Depth and Size until you achieve a fairly subtle beveled look in the Diesel image. (We used 2% for Depth and 2 for Size, but you may think this is too subtle. Or, you can leave them set at the default values: 100% and 5.)

5 Click OK to close the dialog box.

6 Choose File > Save.
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