Blending Options & Styles II in Photoshop

    ●   Every Part of your Work Must be Covered by an Object or Shape you Create on the Computer …

Learn About:

Layer Styles Blending Options

  •   This tutorial is part of the Drive Me Wild project.

Other People's Work:

Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.

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Step #1: Open your Project in PhotoShop ~

Open YOUR PROJECT in Photoshop …



… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …

Step #2: Layers ~

Open Layers and click a layer that has something on it …

… and click fx at the bottom of the Layers Palette.

Start with Bevel and Emboss first …

Step #3: Modify the Effects ~

Each setting is adjustable …

Adjust the settings anyway you want. The variations are endless …

Try Inner Glow or Stroke - try them all.


Just Try it!


Blending Options give depth and expression to your work.

Step #4: Preset Styles ~

Next ,try the Preset Layer Styles available to you by going to: Window > Styles

… and try the different Presets on your layers.

You can also add NEW styles by doing this:

Layer Stlyes and Blending Options can make your work look really interesting.

Last Step: Save Your Project & Attach ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save your work as .psd document.


    •     ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:


    •     DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.


    •     NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.

SAVE YOUR WORK FREQUENTLY! No excuses for missing or lost work! Attach the .psd file and keep working …

Other Resources: Here is a zipped folder containing all 5 compresensive pen tool worksheets.