360° Drop Shadow? PS

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Daveway, Nov 24, 2005.

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    Daveway

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    #1
    How can I create a drop shadow for a layer and make it go all around the layer or around the sides and bottom? A good example would be the Apple.com Mac OS X page or a Mac OS X window shadow.

    -Dave
     
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    TheMonarch

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    #2
    Duplicate layer... Turn bottom layer black... Scale it up a bit... Gaussian blur... ?
     
  3. ATD
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    #3
    Or instead of Drop Shadow use Outer Glow. Change screen to multiply and pick a dark color. ;)
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    #4
    better still... never use drop shadows at all. :p
     
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    cgratti

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    #5
    Like this? I put the glow around the iMac.

    Here's the settings also..
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    Using a layer style of drop shadow in PS7+, set the angle to 90 degrees and tweak the Size setting while keeping the Distance & Spread settings at a minimum like this:
     

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