Layer styles are resolution dependent, which means that if you copy a layer style to another object that’s smaller or larger than the object for which it was originally created, it won’t automatically look right on the new object. Layer styles have to be sized for each use to look they way they were intended. The solution? Right-click on the name of the layer style below the layer thumbnail in the Layers panel and choose Scale Effects from the menu. Move the Scale slider to change the size of the style to fit perfectly, and click OK. 

This originally published in the Photoshop Tips column by Colin Smith, in the April, 2018 issue of Photoshop User magazine.