Originally Posted by Adutrumque
On the last picture it just looks weird.
How so? The letters have a shadow below them just like the other indicators in the status bar. Don't see how it's weird... other than the fact that we are putting images that were never intended to be there in the first place... and that's the goal... to make our phones unique and different.
Originally Posted by ProudLoz
Eh? You make a new layer and fill it with the color black. Make sure it only fills the actual say, logo only and not the entire canvas. Then, all you gotta do is make sure that layer is below (or behind) the first layer (original logo) and bring it down by two pixels. Finally, you can either bring down its transparency to about 75% or you can do a gaussian blur of about a pixel or so and bring down its transparency to about 80%.
Or you can just do this... it's faster.
Be sure to do all of your editing before doing the shadow (etching). Transparency, cropping, etc. Also leave enough room at the bottom for your shadow.
See the images for my recommended numbers.
EDIT: NOTE!!! Please uncheck "Allow resizing."
This is especially important if you are going back and etching logos you already did. If your originals are cropped too close at the bottom, you need to redo it with enough pixels at the bottom for the shadow. The reason I say redo the who thing is because if you allow the Drop shadow to resize, then it will increase the overall canvas to a height higher than 40px. If then resized the image back down to 40px, then when you go to use them on your phone, your etched logo will look smaller than the un-etched version.
In other words, redo your logo completely if you don't have enough room for shadow at the bottom.