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Windows 7: Create new styles in Photoshop CS4

30 Aug 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

Create new styles in Photoshop CS4

Note   Note
As this is not a Windows related feature i've not put it in the tutorials section

This tutorial/how-to will show you how to create a new style in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-1-new-styles-.png

Here's How:

1, With CS4 open, create a new file
Note   Note
I've selected a relatively small resolution of 240x240, any resolution works

Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-2-new-file-.png

2, Select the 'Rectangle' tool and draw a new 'Rectangle/Square' then click on a style
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-3-rectangle-tool-.png
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Note   Note
For this i'm using the 'Paperclip' style

3, In the right-hand panel (with the new layer selected), right-click the layer & select 'Blending Options'
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-5-right-click-layer-.png

4, Click on the 'Stroke' section then the 'Gradient' fill section
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Tip   Tip
You need to click within the Gradient to get the custom gradient options

5, You need to double-click each small box (highlighted) and change the colour to one of your choice
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-7-new-gradient-.png
Once done, your new gradient is ready, just click 'OK' then 'OK'
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6, Next, click the dropdown next to the styles selection on the right-hand panel and click 'New Style' and name the new style
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-10-save-new-styles-.png

7, Next, in order to have the new style(s) in order, click the dropdown again and select 'Preset Manager'
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-9-styles-preset-manager-.png
You can now drag & drop the styles as you see fit
Create new styles in Photoshop CS4-ps-cs4-pt-11-drag-drop-styles-.png

That's all there is to it


My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RTM

Very nice Tutorial!
Just was wondering if and how to do that, thanks and +1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit

Great...thanks mate!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

ahh nice tip, will come in handy when making frames =D
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #5
Orbital Shark


I'm still getting to grips with CS4 but i'm gonna start putting a few Tutorials together
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #6


Very nice tutorial could you post it at my site? SF designers - Powered by vBulletin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2009   #7
Orbital Shark


Hi guys, just changed the font so that those using the Black theme can read all of it
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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