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Offline Brookety

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Adding a shadow to a jpg using Photoshop CS
« on: October 05, 2004, 08:00:05 PM »
I have read the instructions in PS and have searched the web for assistance for adding a shadow to a jpg using Photoshop CS.  I still can't do it.  It seems so simple.  I want to shadow the main photo at http://surfshots.biz/.

Can anyone provide assistance?  

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Adding a shadow to a jpg using Photoshop CS
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 08:09:22 PM »
Well to add a drop shadow to any layer, in the layers box, at the bottom, click the blending options, and click the drop shadow. When the pop-up comes up, change the settings and press Ok. That would be good for an image inside a canvas that is bigger than the image, therefore, you will need to first make a canvas that is larger than your image and then add the shadow.

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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2004, 08:52:09 PM »
I still can't do it after 5 tries.  Can someone go to my site: www.surfshots.biz and put a drop shadow on the main photo, and then email it or post?

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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2004, 09:23:20 PM »
If you have the picture you want saved as a psd you can do, If it is not saved as a psd then you will have to redo it.

Saved as psd: Open the file. Go to "window" in the menu. Find "show layers". In the layers box double click the text layer. This will open up the layer properties box. Then click drop shadow. Done.

If it is not saved as a psd. Creat a new file. Create the text. Then follow the directions above.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2004, 11:56:50 PM »
Ooooohhhhh, do you want shading on the text? I thought you meant on the whole image (Because the title says shadow on a JPEG, I presumed it was the whole JPEG, Lol) And yes, you cannot add shadow to text that is in the same layer as the background, it has to be in a sperate layer.

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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2004, 04:54:17 AM »
Which photo (name) do you want the shadow for and what part should have the shadow?
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2004, 05:04:08 AM »
I don't want to shadow the text, I want to shadow the entire jpg with my name and phone number on it.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2004, 05:58:52 AM »
Ok done it, I had to change the resolution of it though, it was originally 3000+ wide :S

Please tell me once you have downloaded it so I can remove it from my server:

http://www.aihamsmayhem.com/aiham/surfphotography.jpg

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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2004, 02:47:19 PM »
Got it MrHammami.  Thank you very much, Looks great!  Did you follow the instructions that you posted?  Did you have to unlock the jpg first?

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2004, 07:38:40 PM »
Yeah, I just did what I posted previously. First I resized it (It was really big when I downloaded it) then I created a new canvas which was a little bigger than the actual image (To give space for the shadow) I then pasted the surfing image as a new layer and positioned it in the center. Then in the layer blending options, I just added a drop shadow. You see, to add a drop shadow, there needs to be space for the drop shadow on the canvas. If you don't make a new canvas that is little bigger and add the drop shadow, you will be unable to see the drop shadow because it will be outside it. Ok, the image is deleted now. If you try going to that URL now, you will see my cool 404 error. :P (I made it when I was bored).

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2004, 04:28:06 AM »
Funny.

Thanks again