July 2, 2011, 1:12 p.m.
posted by lordnikon
To check out the anatomy of a layer style, select the layer containing the style in the Layers palette, and then choose Layer>Layer Style>Create Layers. Each layer style effect is separated onto its own layer (some layer styles may create two layers).
Take a look at where the layers are located in the Layers palette and check out their order. Figure shows a heart with several layer styles applied: a drop shadow, a bevel, and an inner glow. Figure shows the effects broken down into layers in the Layers palette.