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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  1. Audrey

    Thanks for sharing this, I am always trying to learn no photo editing techniques. #HomeMattersParty

    25 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Hi Audrey. I hope the videos are helping. Thanks so much for taking the time to watch and comment!

      25 . 09 . 2015
  2. PORTRAITS-by-NC (@enzieshahmiri)

    WHat a nice tutorial! I signed up to follow your Youtube channel to learn more 🙂

    25 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks Enzie! I am so excited that you subscribed. That just made my day.

      25 . 09 . 2015
  3. Jamie

    Great tips!! Sometimes that small addition, can make a huge difference in a photo! 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

    26 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

      I think so too. I love to add dimension. It helps a lot with the pages and photos

      27 . 09 . 2015
  4. Alayna @AlaynasCreations

    It’s always fun to learn a new trick.
    Once again – happy to be co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you.

    27 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

      I agree Alayna! Thanks so much for stopping.

      27 . 09 . 2015
  5. Sahana

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

    27 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

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

      27 . 09 . 2015
  6. Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

    I love this look -so professional looking. #HomeMattersParty

    28 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

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

      28 . 09 . 2015
  7. Shann Eva

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

    28 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

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

      28 . 09 . 2015
  8. Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

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

    28 . 09 . 2015
    • Michelle

      Thanks so much!

      28 . 09 . 2015

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