Instead of having to create layer effects from scratch, the Styles panel can be used to apply a pre-designed style to your layer content. If you want to save combinations of layer effects for future use, these can be stored in the panel as a custom style.

For vector shapes and text, the fill, color and transparent properties of the shape/text can be saved as a style along with any applied layer effects. You can reuse the style on vector shapes later.

To apply a style:
  1. Select a layer from the Layers panel.
  2. From the Styles panel, select a category from the pop-up menu.
  3. Click a style thumbnail.
Panel Preferences To create a custom category:
Panel Preferences To rename a styles category:
  1. Choose the category you want to rename from the category pop-up menu.
  2. Click Panel Preferences and choose Rename Category from the menu.
  3. Type a new name for the category in the dialog and click OK.
Panel Preferences To save a style:
  1. On the Styles panel, select a category to save the style into.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select the object whose style you want to save, click Panel Preferences on the Styles panel, then choose Add Style from Selection from the menu.
    • -click the object and select Create Style.