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Drop Shadowing

This tutorial will show you how to add a Drop Shadow to text, or anything item for that matter.

You can simply apply this technique directly to the image you require the text on. Here is the text that I am going to use as an example:



Firstly, you will need to add the text that you want to what you are working on. After you have done this, you will need to convert it to a Raster layer. If you have done this already, you may skip this step.

On the layer palette, right-click the layer that contains the text that you want to add the shadow to. In my example, this is called ‘Vector 1’. Right click your text layer, and select Convert to Raster Layer.



Now go to Effects > 3D Effects > Drop shadow.



In the Drop Shadow window, you can change the settings of the shadow, including shadow offset, blur, opacity and even the colour of your shadow. The possibilities are endless! You may wish to experiment with these settings afterwards to see how you can add depth to your layout.


Click to view full size image

After adjusting the settings to your requirements, simply select ‘OK’ and Voila! Below is the finished result of my example:



Enjoy!


- Tutorial made by Katy, using Paint Shop Pro 8.
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