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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.

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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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