April 6, 2011, 1:07 a.m.
posted by lordnikon
You can apply a layer style to a layer in several ways. The first way that comes to mind is applying a layer style preset to a layer by using the Styles palette. To apply a layer style preset, just select a layer in the Layers palette, and then click the preset in the Styles palette.
You can also apply a layer style that you’ve created (but not saved as a preset) by copying it to another layer in the same image file or by copying it to an entirely different image.
To copy a layer style to a different layer in the same image or a different image, use the following steps:
In the Layers palette, right-click/Control+click the layer style that you want to copy and choose Copy Layer Style from the contextual menu.
If you want to copy a layer style effect that’s made up of several layer styles, such as a drop shadow, bevel, and color overlay, right-click/Control+click the word Effects in the Layers palette and choose Copy Layer Style from the contextual menu. (See Figure.)
Select the layer that you want to copy the layer style to in the Layers palette.
If you’re copying the layer style to another image, select the image to make it active, and then select the layer that you want to copy it to.
Right-click/Control+click the selected layer and choose Paste Layer Style from the contextual menu.