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Adding Drop shadow to Dog picture

Posted by Joy_CA (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 24, 05 at 11:46

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.
Example: 3 Pixels


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Adding Drop shadow to Dog picture

Thanks for posting Joy. I followed your directions on how to fix the ear. Does this look better?
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RE: Adding Drop shadow to Dog picture

Teri, the ear looks much better.

Also, good job on the drop-shadow.


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