Best Drop Shadow Settings? Methods?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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Hello, Creatives

The default drop shadow settings in blending options are disappointing. I was wondering if anyone had any custom settings or methods they use to make this feature more appealing to the viewer and give my projects more depth. I usually just play with the distance, size, and spread bars until I get something that looks acceptable but there's got to be a more consistent and effective preset. I would love to hear from you all.

JB>Stay Sharp!<br />JB
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 20, 2021 Jun 20, 2021

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Use multiple drop shadows with different values.

 

 

Mix things up a little with bevel/emboss and stroke values, too.

 

When you're done, save the custom Layer Style by clicking the New Style button and give your new style a name.

https://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/saving-layer-styles/

 

To access your custom Layer Style later, go to Window > Styles panel.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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