3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2017 3:36 PM by Chuck Uebele

    How to apply a layer style to a selection only?

    petrk27901450 Level 1

      Is it possible to apply layer styles to a selection only, to use behind or above other layers? For example, let's say I would like to create an outer glow that matches the shape of a person, but I want to keep this outer glow as a separate layer. Or in other words I do not want to apply the inner glow to the person layer, so that I can manipulate each separately.

       

      So far the only way I have found to do this is to duplicate the person layer, apply a mask to hide the person, and then apply the layer style. This seems a little counter intuitive. Is there a better way to apply layer styles to selections only or to empty layers?