Scaling Layer Effects for Different Resolutions
Layer styles are great because they are quick and easy and they can be scaled to work on any sized images. It doesn’t matter if the layer styles you downloaded were created to be used on high resolution or low resolution images, or if they were originally designed for text with thick lines or thin lines. The scale layer effects command makes this irrelevant!
Accessing the Scale Effects Command
If you apply a layer style that doesn’t look quite right on your text or shape, try scaling it. Either right click the effects line in the layers panel, or go to Layers > Layer Style > Scale Effects, and drag the slider up or down to adjust the size of the effects on your object.
Scale Amount for Scale Layer Effects
The layer effects slider allows you to adjust effects from 1% of original size all the way up to 1000%.
Scaling layer effects by extreme amounts can have a drastic effect on how your image looks!
Scaling Layer Effects for Text
Here is a text example of scaling layer style effects. The layer styles were scaled down for the thin font text, and scaled up for the Thick, heavier typeface.
Layer Style Scaling Action
We have a free action for quickly scaling layer effects which you may wish to download.