The power of the drop shadow Photoshop CC


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The power of the drop shadow

In this movie I'm going to try to instill a little bit of respect for the common drop shadow. Now, in case you're not familiar with them, a drop shadow is a shadow that's being cast by a layer. So, whereas the inner shadow appears inside these letters, a drop shadow applied to these same letters would appear outside the letters. Now, when applied indiscriminately, which is often the case A drop shadow could not be a more pedestrian effect. I'll show you two applications of drop shadows that go above and beyond. First of all, I want to take these letters here, and make them appear to really be carved out of this wood, currently, they're just too perfect.

With the craving layer selected, and thanks to the fact that we already have a layer effect assigned, There's a few different ways we can get to the drop shadow. You can double click on either effects or inner shadow here. Or you can double click in the FX icon to bring out the layers style dialogue box. Then you just go ahead an...

The power of the drop shadow
Video duration: 7m 37s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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The power of the drop shadow provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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