When you apply a layer style to a layer using the Add a Layer Style pop-up menu in the Layers palette, you’ve done just that-applied a style to a layer, and that style is married to that layer. However, if you’d like to edit your effect separately from the layer, you can ask Photoshop to put to the layer style on its own separate layer (or layers if necessary). To do this, click on your layer, then go under the Layer menu, under Layer Style, and choose Create Layers. Your effect will now appear on its own layer beneath your current layer. Note: If you apply a bevel effect, it will create multiple separate layers.