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Adding a Drop Shadow – Photoshop Elements Video 6

Today I am showing yet another useful tool for Photoshop Elements.  This time we are adding a drop shadow to the element I showed you how create last week.  This is the sixth Photoshop Elements video.  You can find the others by clicking on the links below.

Video 1 – Opening a Photo

Video 2 – Layers

Video 3 – Font Selector

Video 4 – Creating a Text Box

Video 5 = Using the Shape Tool

Adding A Drop Shadow - Photoshop Elements 8 - - learn how to create a drop shadow in Photoshop Elements for a realistic 3D effect

Adding a Drop Shadow in Photoshop Elements

Check out the video below to learn how to create and add drop shadows to your elements.  After you had added a flower or an arrow in the perfect spot on your digital scrapbook page, make it stand out and look a little more natural with a drop shadow.

A paper 3D element would stick up a little from your page and naturally create a small shadow.  This is what we like to create in digital scrapbooking to make the page less 2D and more 3D.

I also show you how to copy and paste the same shadow on the other elements so they all look uniform.  I hope you will review the video and tell me what you think.

If you would like to view it in full screen mode just click on the You Tube icon in the corner then click on the box with the four corners.


This is a digital page and you can see a great example of the drop shadow on the yellow arrow.

Project Life Pages -

This is a traditional page.  You can see the shadow across the bottom and the right side of the top element “I’m With the Band”  I think the digital shadow is a little bit bigger but that can always be adjusted as I show in the video but for the most part is makes a digital page seem a little more realistic.

Band Memories with Moxxie - - I created a scrapbook page using Moxxie's Music In Me Collection

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So are you ready to start your Photoshop experience?  Have you already?  Let me know how it is going and if you have any questions in the comment section below.

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MD Martuja Hosen

Wednesday 16th of March 2022

I use drop shadow to make my life appear more exciting on social media. I love drop shadow. It makes everything look more important. Thank you for sharing this

Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

Monday 28th of September 2015

Great tutorial, having fun co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty


Monday 28th of September 2015

Thanks so much!

Shann Eva

Monday 28th of September 2015

Another great tip for using Photoshop. Also, great to be co-hosting #HomeMattersParty with you this month!


Monday 28th of September 2015

Thanks Shann! It was fun co-hosting. I will look forward to linking up next month!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

Monday 28th of September 2015

I love this look -so professional looking. #HomeMattersParty


Monday 28th of September 2015

Thanks Vickie. I love the drop shadows as well. I really does create a more natural and professional look. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday 27th of September 2015

Those shadow adds a great detail and depth . Thank you for sharing how to do bring those effects. #HomeMattersParty


Sunday 27th of September 2015

Hi Sahana! I love the drop shadows and I use them all of the time. Thanks for watching!