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Chapter 12. Working with Layer Styles > Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow

Creating and Modifying a Drop Shadow

The Drop Shadow style is probably the most common layer style used (next to Bevel and Emboss). Since Photoshop needs somewhere to apply the drop shadow, you will need a layer that contains an object surrounded by a transparent Background. For example, you could create a type layer or use the shape drawing tools to create a unique object, add a drop shadow with the click of the mouse, and then use the layer style options to controls the color, shape, and direction of the shadow. Once the shadow is created, it can be transferred to other objects in other layers—not only making the process easy, but consistent.


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