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Photoshop styles

Photoshop styles are one way to use Photoshop techniques in order to save time in commercial applications. These styles are primarily used on graphics that appear on things like websites and brochures. Through the use of these Photoshop styles, a simple block of text can be made to look like something else for example gel, wood, or stone.

There are plenty of styles within Photoshop to choose from. They can save you time when it comes to creating your own. If you do not find what you are looking for within the Photoshop styles are available through the program itself. There are a number of websites that specialize in Photoshop styles. Some of the styles that you may find from third-party developers sites are things like the windows XP start menu bar styles or the Mardi Gras foil style.

SThe windows XP start menu bar style is used to re-create the windows XP menu bar for projects in which you may want to represent that particular style. In addition, of course the Mardi Gras foil style simply provides vivid colors with aluminum foil texture. Depending on the website, you are looking at when it comes to Photoshop styles. There may be free, styles and styles which, at an additional cost. As with most add-ons or additions to programming often times, the Photoshop styles are going to be more extensive and more professional looking than the ones offered for free. One site that offers both free and paid for products when it comes to Photoshop styles is Photoshopstyles.com. Other Photoshop styles include layer styles and layer style effects. However, these are used for the same purpose in taking a particular object and enhancing it to take it from an ordinary mundane item to something that is eye-catching and can be used as a marketing tool. Photoshop styles can be used on anything from buttons to text to shape’s and even in the entire images can be altered through the use of Photoshop styles. While it is possible to create your own style with the tools that Photoshop offers using the pre-defined styles that come with Photoshop or have been produced by third party developers can be an effective way to save time, energy and frustration when it comes to adding a particular type of effect or style to a personal or professional project.

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January 14, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Photoshop

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