Deke's Techniques 429: Applying Multiple Stroke Effects in Photoshop CC 2015

This week's free Deke's Techniques movie bring exciting news, well exciting nerd news. (You understand all these things are relative, right?) In Photoshop CC 2015, you can finally assign multiple strokes to a single layer inside of Photoshop.

It means that this:

Can become this:

If you're a member of (or if you sign up for the free 10-day membership) you can see the exclusive movies this week in which Deke shows you some of the other multiple layer effects that are now available. Namely, multiple drop shadows (which seriously threatens to make drop shadows cool again.) Like this:

And multiple color and gradient overlay effects, which allow you to set different blend modes, angles, colors, opacities, etc. to your gradients.
All of this happens with very little file-size overhead, because it's all made from layer effects. You can even change the stacking order (and temporarily turn off the visibility of effects you're not using) in the new Layer Effects dialog box.

Check it out for yourself, then ponder the possibilities of this new level of fx-fabulousness in Photoshop CC 2015.



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