On the Seventh Day of Christmas Graffi gave to me – Fill Percentage Layer Styles!
These layer styles are in incremental at 10% – 90% stops.And they’re all yours for Christmas!
How does the Fill differ from layer opacity?
While the Opacity of a layer affects the overall content of a layer, the Fill Percentage of a layer only affects that layer’s pixels, but not other things like drop shadows or other styles.
Try them on shapes or text with a drop shadow layer style to fade the letters while leaving the shadow!
Here’s an example:
I created a Text layer above my image, added a Stroke, a Bevel & an outer glow. Reducing the opacity of this to 50% gives the result on the left.
However, leaving the opacity set to 100% and using the 20% Fill Percentage gives the result to the right.
Play around with different layer styles first, adding a drop shadow or a bevel or stroke, and then add one of the Fill Percentage Layer Styles. You’ll be amazed at the difference!