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Mastering Photoshop Layers by Juergen Gulbins

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7 Layer Styles

The main aim of this book is to help photographers find the best ways to optimize their images, but we nevertheless want to take a quick look at Layer Styles too. Layer Styles are generally more popular among graphic artists and designers than photographers, but they can be useful when you need to insert text or graphic elements, such as borders or text, into an image. Styles can also be used to fill text with a background image or create watermarks.

7.1 Creating Borders, Drop Shadows, and Bevels

A decorative border can help give an image a professional look, especially if it is part of a complex layout. This example uses the image ...

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