Photoshop In Depth: Layer Styles By Pete Collins

34 min

Layer Styles are great at enhancing images, but some of them are just confusing. This class will walk you through each style and show you how they work and what settings make the most impact.

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Pete Collins


Pete Collins is one of the "Photoshop Guys" with KelbyOne. He is the co-host of Photoshop User TV and regular contributor toPhotography Tips N Tricks and the Grid. Pete has a regular "Down and Dirty" article in Photoshop User Magazine as well as being the creator and host of "Pixel Fight Club" over on the KelbyOne member site. He has an a...

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  1. Profile photo of Ross Ross

    Pete is clear and concise in this class. I would relabel it Layer Styles Overview because that is what it really is, (and it is excellent for this purpose) but I believe that calling it In-Depth does both Pete and the class a disservice.

  2. Profile photo of Duane Chevalier Duane Chevalier

    Unlike -ronbrass, I was very disappointed. IMO this was not an “In-Depth” tutorial, it is just a walk through of features, basically the same thing you get when reading the description of features on Adobe’s site. There is NO “In-Depth” breakdown on how the different features work, when to use which ones, which one’s compliment each other and which ones to stay away from. There are no real world examples and there is no industry application (i.e designers vs photographers).

    I have nothing against Pete, I think he does a great job, but I also think this series should be retitled to something more accurate.

    I would very much like to see some actual in-depth tutorials and real world examples for this series as well as Pete’s Brushes’ series, which IMO, was also improperly titled and essentially useless. (Again, this has nothing to do with Pete, he was great).

  3. Profile photo of marisa3 marisa3

    Hello Pete was just reading an article you did for photoshop user magazine October 2013 – I know I don’t throw those away.
    In the article Paper Chase – you offer a download of files used in the tutorial. Would those still be availble? Thanks Marisa

  4. Profile photo of ronbrass ronbrass

    My annual subscription just paid for itself. Than you Pete.

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