Use Blending Options & Styles to Create Unique Designs in Photoshop …

    ●   Now it's time to apply some Layer Styles and Blending Options to your layers.

Learn About:

Layer Styles Blending Options

  •   This tutorial is part of the Shoe Repair Project.

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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) …

Hopefully you've done this tutorial 1st and made lots of Layers with shapes on them.

Open the Layers Palette (if necessary) by hitting F7


… and select a Layer

select layer

… and click on the fx at the bottom.

layer style button

Start with Bevel and Emboss first …

Step #2: 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 #3: Styles ~

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

window styles

… and try the different Presets on your layers.

Add different styles to each of your layers.


You can also add NEW styles by doing this:

Add Stlyes and Blending Options to most of your layers, especially text.

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Last Step: Save and Attach ~


Attach it!

  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:


  •   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.