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6 6 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S I G N A G E & P R I N T I N G shop applies a soft-edged shadow across the middle of the layer's content. Controls let you deter- mine its size, position, opacity, and contour (Figure 8). GLOBAL LIGHT In the Shadow as well as the Bevel and Emboss layer style controls, there is a checkbox labeled Global Light. If there is more than one layer that these styles are applied to, this box can be checked to as- sure that the light source is con- sistent from any angle on the left, right, top, or bottom. If the light source on any one of the layers is modified, then all of the lay- ers with the Global Light box checked will be affected. SAVING AND APPLYING LAYER STYLES If you've applied one or more style options to a layer and you're satisfied with the result, you may want to save the style so you can later apply it to other layer content. To save a style, create one in the Layer Style dialog box using as many of the style options as desired. For example, you might choose Bevel and Emboss, Satin, and Drop Shadow. Click the New Style button in the Layer Style dialog box. You'll be prompted to name the style. To apply the new style to another layer's content, go to Window>Styles to display the Styles menu (Figure 9). Click the new layer in the Layers pan- el to highlight it. Click on the icon that represents your new style and the style is applied. T H E D I G I T A L E Y E Figure 5: The Bevel and Emboss style applies a highlight and a shadow to the layer content to create the illusion of three-dimensional relief. Figure 6: The three Overlay controls simply fill the layer's content with a solid color, gradient, or pattern.

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