Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tip #47. When you are installing Styles, there are a couple of different places you can put the styles on your hard drive. Loading a Style is a multi-step process. First you put the file with the Styles in the correct folder on your hard drive. The right place for the files is not the same, depending on the version of Photoshop that you have. It’s OK to rename those files something descriptive as long as you don’t change the file extension. In order to use those styles, you load the styles; you tell Photoshop to open up that file and make the styles available for use by clicking on the drop down options at the right of the tabs in the Styles panel. You can either select from the list, or open the Preset Manager, which allows you to edit styles within a set after you load them and load more than one set of styles. Once you have loaded styles, you can click on the little picture in the Styles panel and apply that style to a layer.