How to Add a Drop Shadow Effect to Layers in Photoshop CS6


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Adding a drop shadow effect

Photoshop has a number of built-in non-destructive effects like Drop Shadows and Outer Glows, which can be applied to a variety of different kinds of layers. First, let's add a Drop Shadow to this photograph. In order to do so, I need to change the background into a layer. So I will double-click on the word Background in the Layers panel and I will rename this Photo. I will click OK or tap the Return or Enter key in order to apply that. I want to make the photo a little bit smaller so that we can add the drop shadow to it. So I will choose Edit and then Transform>Scale.

I will hold down the Option and the Shift key; the Option key will let me transform from the center, the Shift key will maintain the proportions of the image. Then, to apply that transformation, click on the Check icon or tap Enter or Return. Now, in order to add the drop shadow, from the bottom of the Layers panel, click on the fx icon and then select Drop Shadow. In the layer Styles dialog, you'll notice on the...

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 CS6 Essential Training

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