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Copying Layer Styles

May 31, 2006 by
QuickTip: Magical keyboard shortcut to drag and drop your effects

So you've made that perfect drop shadow and tweaked it to your heart's conent. Now you need to add it to another layer. What do you do?

Instead of Control clicking the Layer Style icon to conjure up a contextual menu where you can copy and paste it, just press and hold the Option key and *drag* the effect onto another layer, as shown above.