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In this Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial, learn how a drop shadow can be added to text to create a subtle to dramatic shadow ...
that allows you to control every aspect of.
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One of my favorite ways to really enhance text is to use the drop shadow. So to do that, go ahead and click select to your layer with the text that you want to add the drop shadow to and then go ahead and double click anywhere on this layer except for not on the name. That’s going to bring up your layer style textbox. Let’s go ahead and let’s move this right below our title that we want to reformat and that way as we do so we can see the changes. Sogo ahead and click on drop shadow and this is going to add a drop shadow and you have a preview over to the right but also you can see it up below. ] So your first option here is to choose a blend mode and these are lots of different modes that you can choose that really alter the way the shadow looks. And as you go ahead and select one you’re going to see a change. So go ahead and select one that you like. I’m going to do a normal one. You can change the color of the drop shadow if you would like to and that’s going to create a color drop shadow. I’m going to go ahead and I think I’m going to keep it back pretty dark. Can I have the opacity and as you adjust the opacity, the higher the opacity goes, the darker your drop shadow is going to be. The lower the opacity, the more transparent it’s going to be.
I’m going to keep it rather dark so we can see it. I want it to be really dramatic and you can also change the angle of the drop shadow and then this is just going to determine what angle is used and that also depends on the blend mode that you’ve chosen. I’ll go ahead and leave it like that. You can do the distance that your drop shadow moves away from your text. And that’s a really good way to really make it pop off the screen.
You can also adjust the spread if you’d like for a different effect, the size of the drop shadow. And as you can see, if you make it really big, it gets kind of blurry. And then you could also do the contour if you’d like and this really gives a whole new look to your drop shadow. And then you could also adjust the noise which is just how broken up the pixels are in the drop shadow and I want mine to be pretty strong.
So once you get your setting as how you want on your drop shadow, go ahead and click okay and you could see the changes that have been made to our title created a really dramatic look with just a few settings to develop our drop shadow.