Adding Drop shadow to Dog picture

Joy_CAOctober 24, 2005

If you want to save the original dog image, be sure and duplicate image and close original before starting.

*Read tip at bottom before starting

Adding Drop Shadow

Open photo and minimize....

Make a New Image (Control N on keyboard)

Size....same dimensions as your picture > color white

Check bottom right Status bar for size.

You are going to add a border to the New Image.....

Image > Add Border

Enable: Symmetric

Size in Pixels: 15

Color white.

Bring up minimized picture

Right click top and Copy >

Right click top of New Image

Choose Paste as new layer.....into the new blank will center.

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow >

Setting (reading from top down) 0.....0....50....2.00.....Black


Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow >

Change setting to:... 5.....5....50....3.00

Merge Flatten


* Tip:

If you want to add a narrow border to photo before adding drop shadow. Add a 1, 2 or 3 pixel width size border to the original image before, adding drop shadow.


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Thanks for posting Joy. I followed your directions on how to fix the ear. Does this look better?

    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 5:46PM
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Teri, the ear looks much better.

Also, good job on the drop-shadow.


    Bookmark   October 24, 2005 at 6:00PM
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