No Styles Instructions
Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:57 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:21 PM
It almost sounds like you don't have any thing there to apply a style to. Do you have a document opened? Try this: Open a new document 12x12 inches at 300 ppi. Add an embellishment or type a word. In the effects palette under the EFFECTS tab, click on the second icon (when you hover over it it will say Layer Styles). Then click on the drop down box to view the styles. From the drop down menu, click on the style you want to apply. Be sure the layer you want to apply the style to is active, then click on the "Apply" button. Does this help?
Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
Did you click on the dropdown box where the down arrow is? You should at least be seeing the PSE default styles - Drop Shadows, Glass Buttons, Image Effects, Inner Glows, etc.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:07 PM
Sorry, but I don't understand what second button that says styles you mean. Do you see the list of the style names? Can you click on one of the style names, (maybe glass buttons) and see the different glass button colors come up in the list, then click on one of the colors and click on "Apply"?
Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:57 PM
Yes I can click on the glass and chose a color and apply it and it works. I do not see the shadows I bought anywhere.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:02 PM
Try scrolling down to the bottom of the styles list and clicking on Show All. All of the styles that are installed will come up in the list. Then see if you see the shadow styles you installed. They will be listed in alphabetical order by the designer's initials. Let me know if this works.
Now if you are able to find the styles you installed when you click on "Show All", do this:
Close PSE and delete the ThumbDatabase.db3 file. For PSE 7 on Windows 7 I think this is the path:
C:>Program Data>Adobe>Photoshop Elements>7.0
Then re-start PSE and let it rebuild the database again.
Now when you click on the styles drop down, the styles you installed should show in the list without having to go to "Show All"
This post has been edited by teecee: 09 October 2012 - 10:42 PM
Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:45 PM
YIPPEE!! So glad you got it to work!!