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Drop shadow photos in Express

Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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I'm new to Express and see plenty of tutorials on adding Drop shadows to text, but when I use the Enhancement's function when clicking on an image and apply "Shadow" by the maximum, I see nothing added. Is there a separate function for "drop" shadow, vs. "Shadow". Or is this a feature that has not been added yet? Thanks.

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Explorer , May 06, 2023 May 06, 2023

Duplicate the Layer you wish to apply shadow to.

Blur the intended shadow layer.

Decrease brightness/increase contrast.

Use Multiply Blend if needed,

And/or reduce the opacity. Manoeuvre

Upper Layer so that it sits above this

shadow layer and looks good!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Hi,

 

the Enhancements will appear IN the Foto itself. "Shadow" Enhancements are for e.g. the shadows that are present if you have Pictures with Flashlight and yo do not want those harsh shadows.
Text-Shadows are applied directly to the written text. They both work differently. Hope that helps.

regards,
Henrik

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 02, 2022 Dec 02, 2022

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Thanks, so there isn’t a function for adding drop shadows for photos directly into express. I’ll submit a feature request for this. I was able to create the drop shadow in photoshop and pull the photo into express. 
Thanks again. 

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Explorer ,
May 06, 2023 May 06, 2023

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Duplicate the Layer you wish to apply shadow to.

Blur the intended shadow layer.

Decrease brightness/increase contrast.

Use Multiply Blend if needed,

And/or reduce the opacity. Manoeuvre

Upper Layer so that it sits above this

shadow layer and looks good!

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Ok, nice workaround. But way to many steps for a feature that should be mandatory IMO. Drop shadows are a must!!

Intel Core i7-4790 CPU 3.60GHz / 32GB RAM - 1600MHz DDR3 / Win10 64-bit

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 08, 2023 Dec 08, 2023

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I believe this is a feature which hasn't been added to the new version of Adobe Express yet. Please add your vote here to show support for getting it added: https://adobeexpress.uservoice.com/forums/951181-adobe-express/suggestions/46742428-adding-a-drop-sh...

 

Thanks
Dave

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