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How Do I Create a Drop Shadow on My Own Layer in Photoshop?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 11:39 am

There are times when you want to add a drop shadow to your own layer in Photoshop. Maybe you have a text layer that you want to make stand out, or an image that you want to give some depth to. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to do with just a few clicks.

First, open your image in Photoshop and select the layer that you want to add the drop shadow to. Then, go to the “Layer” menu and select “Layer Style.”

PRO TIP: When creating a drop shadow on your own layer in Photoshop, it is important to be aware that the layer must be completely opaque in order for the shadow to appear. If there are any transparent areas on the layer, the shadow will not be visible.

A new window will pop up with a number of different options. Select “Drop Shadow” from the list.

Now, you’ll see some options for the drop shadow. You can adjust the opacity, angle, distance, and size of the shadow to get the look you want.

Play around with these settings until you’re happy with the results. When you’re done, just click “OK” and the drop shadow will be applied to your layer.

Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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