Layer Styles: Bevel and Emboss
now those groups could be used for other purposes as well. Let's take a look here where I have individual bars, each one being on a separate layer in those bars, are contained within a group. So if I turn off the eyeball in the group that effects all the layers contained within it, and therefore it hides or shows all those layers. Well, if I were to come in here and decide that I want to apply a layer style, let's say the layer style would like to work with is called Bevel in and Boss and I come in and apply one of those. This one looks fancy because the last time I used this particular feature was when we had a complex kind of artsy image on screen that used these settings. But if you want your bevel, it'll boss to look different. The key is to change this thing called the Gloss Contour, but we're not trying to talk about those right now, so I just want to let you know that if you're wondering why it looked different than a normal beveling on Boss, that's the setting that his key eso ...
anyway I've applied it there. Now I want to take that same bevel in and glass and apply it to all the other layers that air here. There are many different ways of doing that. But one of them is to come to the letters F x on this layer and right click on it. And if you do, you're gonna find the choice of copy layer style. That whole grouping of effects of Devlin and Boss and Drop Shadow and everything else in that list are collectively known as layer styles. So I'll choose copy layer style. Well, then select the other layers. They're here. All right. Click on any one of them in choose paste layer style, and that's going to apply the same bevel and emboss. Tow all the others. But you notice that it treated them all is individual elements where the bevel and emboss applied. The one is in general, independent of the others. I'm gonna choose undoing. Let me show you how that could be different. I can take that bevel in, boss, and I'm actually going to drag it to the group itself. When I apply it to the group itself. It acts as if all the layers contained within the group have been merged together into one piece before that effect has been applied, and therefore the under result looks different. It looks a ziff. Those pieces were not on individual layers. Instead, they were on a single layer in. So you should just be aware that if you want to work with layer styles and add things like drop shadows and Devlin bosses and you want it to happen to more than one layer at a time, consider putting your layers inside of a group and then applying the layer style to the group itself. And often times what I'm doing there is it will be a drop shadow that I'm applying, and it just happens to be out of a object that's made out of more than one layer, and that ends up working out nicely.