File Extension ASL

  • Full name
    Adobe Photoshop Layer Style Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
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.


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.

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 a ASL file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the ASL file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a ASL file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support ASL files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a ASL file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all ASL files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with ASL there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the ASL file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the ASL file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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