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How to Save Your Own Style in Photoshop CS6

If you get bored using the preset style libraries in Photoshop CS6, or if you really went to town and created your own style that you think is so fabulous that you’ll want to use it again and again, you can easily save it to the Styles panel. Just follow these steps to save a custom style:

  1. Create your own custom style by applying layer effects and/or styles to your layer.

    Starting with an existing preset style and modifying the settings to suit your needs is also easy.

  2. After you complete your style, click the Create New Style button in the Styles panel or select New Style from the Styles panel menu.

    You can also simply click in an empty space in the Styles panel. Or you can double-click the fx icon or effect name to open the Layer Style dialog box, in which you can click the New Style button.

  3. In the New Style dialog box name your style and select your desired options.

    The Include Layer Effects check box includes any effects you applied via the Effects section of the Layer Style dialog box — drop shadows, bevels, and so on.

    The Include Layer Blending Options check box includes any blending you did by using the Blending Options section of the Layer Styles panel. Photoshop adds your new style to the end of the Styles panel. If you want to edit your custom style, you must select each individual effect in the Layers panel and adjust the settings in the Layer Styles dialog box.

In the Styles panel, Alt-click (Option-click on the Mac) to create a new style and bypass the dialog box. Your style gets the default name of Style 1.

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