Open ASL files

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop Layer Style Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
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Have you encountered a problem with a ASL file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ASL file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ASL file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ASL file?

ASL files are style (layer) files for the image editing software Adobe Photoshop. Asl files contain pre-made styles or effects that can be applied to layers or objects of a Photoshop document. A style can include shadow options, borders, or textures and patterns.

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To apply styles, the Styles window must be open. Here you can use the small arrow in the upper right corner to select the menu item 'Load styles'. Usually, however, ASL files are stored under 'Preferences / Styles' in the Photoshop program folder. In this way they are also directly accessible via the Stilmen.

Programs which can open a ASL file

How to open file with ASL extension?

In order to open a file with ASL extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ASL file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ASL files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ASL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ASL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ASL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening ASL files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ASL files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ASL files

Sometimes problems with opening ASL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ASL files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ASL files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ASL file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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