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Default layer effects are evil

This very short tutorial is  to express my belief in the fact that default layer effects settings in photoshop are really bad. Each setting (bland mode, size, angle, etc) should be always carefully tuned to fit into general style of your design. Shown left is 2 text layers with 2 effects, drop shadow and bevel. Here I simply turned them on...

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... and here I spent another couple of seconds to set up effects in the way I liked. Moral? No effects look better than too much effects.

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تعليقات {29}

Aneesh منذ وقت طويل
Your Right man

Brandon منذ وقت طويل
"No effects look better than too much effects." YES! Spread the word!

LÖDD منذ وقت طويل
WTF

Secret lover منذ وقت طويل
I love you!

Vlad Gerasimov منذ وقت طويل
Hm. You're right! I didn't think about that. the full title should say " Default layer effects are evil (when desigining for web and screen)" :)

Famme منذ وقت طويل
I really, really agree! The default layer effects settings in photoshop are awfull! //Famme

Mincetro منذ وقت طويل
I agree, I never use defaalt fonts either, Unless I have to in which case I use Verdana.

joost منذ وقت طويل
je weet toch, gast.

kymera منذ وقت طويل
so true

Aneesh منذ وقت طويل
Simply superb

Deviant 1 مارس 2008
Cheers man

Mo 10 يونيه 2008
you are right. sometimes it is easyer to make your own shadow and your own effect than take the photoshop ones. most of the times less is more.

Marge 1 مايو 2009
You need to elaborate on your very important tip. When you apply a shadow or bevel, a blue 'fx' shows up on the right side of the layer in the Layer palette. Double-click on that fx and you get all kinds of settings to 'work' with.

dark 21 نوفمبر 2009
i realy don'l like it!

AHMED 5 يونيه 2012
AHMED LOVER

ashok منذ وقت طويل
Its amazing. I never seen this kind of tutor like it. Thank You so very much.

منذ وقت طويل
Ïî¾äðàâ èç Ñðáè¼å !!

ASHOK منذ وقت طويل
I want my name with beautiful background...

ramoz منذ وقت طويل
Wow,

kavehjaanam منذ وقت طويل
this is really interesting!!!

Christ منذ وقت طويل
I only agree in some extents! Because the default effect is not used for everything in every size. In your example, the world "TEXT" is too small so the effect looks too much. I have experienced sometime i only used default setting also can create decent graphic.

venkatesh منذ وقت طويل
fantastic toooooo beautiful

joost منذ وقت طويل
ja ja, nou nou.

Charlyk-Marlyk منذ وقت طويل
(Y)

Vitaly منذ وقت طويل
Спасибо, большое, спасибо... Еще, Еще, Еще!

tired shebi 29 ديسمبر 2008
where the hell are the customized effects u described then...

lawrence77 3 يوليو 2009
wow..... Speechless.... :)

imro 11 نوفمبر 2009
what effects did you use and how can i get them?

Kodez 2 ديسمبر 2009
I spent about an hour I didn't have looking through all your stuff. I have to say, I'm just starting out myself, (Graphic Designer in training) and well, I hope to only achieve what you have, my friend. Some of these are amazing. Good tip with the None is better than too much!

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