Creating image effects using CSS3 gives your web design a lot of flexibility and can save you a lot of time.
Imagine using the same photo effect on every photo and image you use, only to have them look butt-ugly when you try to modify your theme later down the road. Not only that, but having to add photo effects to all your images can be very time consuming.
Using CSS3 to create these basic design effects is certainly the way to go.
How-To Create Emboss, Pressed & Glossy Images Using CSS3
With a little Dynamic jQuery and some CSS3 magic, you can add some image styles that are really hawt!
Subtle, but solid!
[via Web Designer Wall]