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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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评论 {29}

Aneesh 更久之前
Your Right man

Brandon 更久之前
"No effects look better than too much effects." YES! Spread the word!

LÖDD 更久之前
WTF

Secret lover 更久之前
I love you!

Vlad Gerasimov 更久之前
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 更久之前
I really, really agree! The default layer effects settings in photoshop are awfull! //Famme

Mincetro 更久之前
I agree, I never use defaalt fonts either, Unless I have to in which case I use Verdana.

joost 更久之前
je weet toch, gast.

kymera 更久之前
so true

Aneesh 更久之前
Simply superb

Deviant 1 三月 2008
Cheers man

Mo 10 六月 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 五月 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 十一月 2009
i realy don'l like it!

AHMED 5 六月 2012
AHMED LOVER

ashok 更久之前
Its amazing. I never seen this kind of tutor like it. Thank You so very much.

更久之前
Ïî¾äðàâ èç Ñðáè¼å !!

ASHOK 更久之前
I want my name with beautiful background...

ramoz 更久之前
Wow,

kavehjaanam 更久之前
this is really interesting!!!

Christ 更久之前
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 更久之前
fantastic toooooo beautiful

joost 更久之前
ja ja, nou nou.

Charlyk-Marlyk 更久之前
(Y)

Vitaly 更久之前
Спасибо, большое, спасибо... Еще, Еще, Еще!

tired shebi 29 十二月 2008
where the hell are the customized effects u described then...

lawrence77 3 七月 2009
wow..... Speechless.... :)

imro 11 十一月 2009
what effects did you use and how can i get them?

Kodez 2 十二月 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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