How to Add Drop Shadows with Photoshop CC 2013


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Adding a drop shadow effect

Photoshop has a number of built-in non-destructive effects, like the drop shadow, which can be applied to a variety of different kinds of layers. So first, we are going to add a drop shadow to this photograph. In order to do that, we need to scale the photograph smaller or add canvas size around it. In this case, we'll just scale it a little bit smaller. To do so, I need to convert the background into a layer. So I'll double-click on the background, and then we'll rename this photo. Click OK, and now I can go to the Edit > Free Transform. If I hold down the Shift+Option key, or the Shift+Alt key in Windows, and I click and drag in.

You can see that I'm constraining the proportions, and I'm dragging in from the center. So, I'll go ahead and just make it a little bit smaller like that. And then, tap enter or return in order to apply that. Now to add a drop shadow at the bottom of the layers panel there's an effects icon. I'll select that an...

Adding a drop shadow effect
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Adding a drop shadow effect provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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