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Adobe Photoshop Style Layers #13

Produce design effects quickly and easily By Don Lee

In series 13 of my Adobe Photoshop style layer tutorials, I have created 2 more effects that you can implement into your Style Layers palette to give your designs or text elements a new look quick and easy. The effects are named ?Surfer and ?Liquid. Detailed instructions have been added to help the user install and implement the Style Layers into their next Photoshop project. Have fun and enjoy the effects!

Style Layer #1
Style Layer 13
To recreate the Surfer effect, you need to start by making creating your text or object using black as the fill color. This will give you that darkened look to your design. Then you can apply the style layer to your design to achieve the desired effect. As you can see in the example, the gradient stroke provides a nice reflection-like compliment to the overall design.

Style Layer #2
Style Layer 13
The Liquid effect is much easier to apply because you don't need to worry about here you don't need to worry about the initial color of your object. You can just apply it immediately and tweak it to your liking. Follow the installation instructions below to get up and running quick and easy.

To install the style layer effects into Adobe Photoshop (for Windows version although Mac version will be similar in location), you need to do the following steps:

Style Layer Install Step 1
Step #1: After downloading the ZIP file containing the Photoshop .ASL file, extract the .ASL file using a program like WinZip.

Style Layer Install Step 2
Step #2: Now extract the Style Layer file (named style13.asl) into your Adobe Photoshop 7 Styles directory. Your Styles directory should reside in the location shown in Step 2 diagram. If Photoshop is not installed in this location, then you will need to locate the Photoshop on your hard drive and navigate to the Styles subdirectory so you can extract the file.

Style Layer Install Step 3
Step #3: After extracting the Style Layer file into your Photoshop Styles subdirectory, now you will need to load the .ASL file to have the three Style layer effects appear in your Styles palette. First, make sure your Styles palette is displayed by selecting Window>Styles. From your Styles palette, click on the arrow in the upper right (as shown) to display the pull down menu and select Load Styles from the options.
Style Layer Install Step 4
Step #4: Now select the style layer file (named style13.asl) from your Styles subdirectory within Photoshop. After selecting the file, press the LOAD button to the right and you should now see the three style layer effects appear in your palette. Have fun and enjoy!

Creating a digital masterpiece sometimes needs a few more elements to make it complete. Luckily, you can pick up some high resolution stock photos, 3D models, video clips and more by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to download this set of styles.

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