They decided to change the design of their logo in order for it to look more up to date. I am talking about Apple’s actual logo. They went from a plain black logo to a sophisticated one by using a silver gradient which made it look more up to date with their technologies. A gradient can really add more style to a design, whether it’s about creating logos, fonts or different menu buttons and such.
You can do all that by trying Photoshop layer styles. These are special effects that can be easily applied on different layers in Photoshop in order to change their appearance. You can find some that are installed in any version of Photoshop by default, but if you don’t really dig them, you can download tons of other layer styles from the Internet.
They are really useful and will save you some valuable time in creating good designs. Plus the created effects can be easily adjusted in order for you to get the desired result.
We have collected some sets of Photoshop layer styles that we found on the Internet. See them yourself.
Free Photoshop Layer Styles
Web 2.0 Photoshop gradients