Layer Styles are effect you add to an object, be it text, images or any form of drawings in Photoshop. They give your object a lift, beautify it and make it look different. Sometimes, we may want to separate the Layer Style from the object in order to apply a separate effect to it.
Let’s say for example, I apply a stroke to an object, and wants to apply another style to the stroke (say I want to emboss the outline), what I simply need to do first is to separate the Layer Style from the object.
For example, the image below shows a text with a stroke layer style. What we want to do here is to break apart the yellow stroke away from the white text. To know more about how to use the Stroke in Photoshop check here.
Right-click on the Layer Style as shown below and click on Create Layer
The command will separate the object from the Layer Style as shown below:
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About the Author
Olabode Ojomo is the Creative Partner/Founder of Olabodeskills, a Young Lion Competition Winner (Print Category) in 2010. He is a seasoned Visual Designer with specialty in Typography, Digital Art and Compositing. He is currently a Deputy Art Director with one of Nigeria’s top Advertising Agency and has worked on various accounts like Western Union, First Bank, British America Tobacco (BAT), Pfizer, Etisalat, Multi-Choice, Swipha, FSDH, Binatone and Cadbury. His love for art is uncontrollable.