Help with Drop Shadow Technique

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    Could someone please put together a brief but clear tutorial on creating drop shadows? Thank you so much!
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    Do you mean like [​IMG]?
     
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    I see the shadow in your image...that's cool too! I was thinking of a shadow/border. Kinda looks like the whole image is floating above the surface with a shadow under it. I hope that makes sense.
     
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    I'm used to doing that inner picture. I think MD is the expert on that one.
     
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    Okay. Here's what happens when you have two obsessive people in the same house.

    First, in the Layers window, double click on the background. It will make a new layer from the image.

    Next, Click Image, canvas size, 105% for both H&W

    Then, Click Layers, new and for opacity, change it to 0%

    Back in the Layers window, right click on the background layer and choose blending options. A new window will open. Choose Backdrop shadow and adjust as you want.

    The only thing about this is if you save it as a jpg, the background will be white. If you post here, it shouldn't matter.

    I hope that's what you were looking for and I'm sure someone else out there can tell you a better way.
     
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    Thanks Hobbes. It worked just fine!
     

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