People always talk about my lighting and to be honest I owe most of it to layer styles.
- Inner Shadow
- Gradient Overlay
- Bevel and Emboss
- Color OverlayInner Shadow
One of my favorites. It can always help improve dramatic lighting when set to overlay, soft light, or even just normal, with the opacity somewhere under 50%.Bevel and Emboss
Increase the Size slider for best effect, and keep the opacity low. It helps on some things, but not everything.Color Overlay
A really good way to darken your subject. Change the color to black and lower the opacity.
All of these combined with the usual lighting effects usually does it for me...