Create Web 2.0 Graphics with Free Photoshop Layer Styles

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Know the Web 2.0 look? The one with reflections, rounded corners and nice gradients? Well if you have Photoshop, you’re in luck, because this guy is giving out free layers (Just pop by his blog and download them — they’re completely free!). This will save you tonnes of time to create your Web 2.0 graphics.

Sample Web 2.0 button graphics

http://www.dezinerfolio.com/2007/05/06/ultimate-web-20-layer-styles/

Done that? Now to use the layer styles, simply import them into Photoshop by using your preset manager (Edit > Preset Manager).

Loading layer styles into Photoshop

Once that’s done, you can start using your layer styles! How to use layer styles in Photoshop, you ask? Well, to use your new-found layer styles, simply create a new layer (the best example is of a shape, e.g. the default rectangle shape) and then go to Windows > Styles, and select the style that you want from there — and voila! You have just used a layer style!

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I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

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By Alvin Poh

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I've over 17 years of entrepreneurship experience, having built a tech company to be the top in the country, which was subsequently acquired for an 8-figure sum. As CEO, I led the company through robust growth to 150 employees across 4 countries. After the acquisition, I embraced minimalism, sold off my personal possessions, and started living around the world.

Read more about my story here.