RE: EASY way to add drop shadows to images?

Subject: RE: EASY way to add drop shadows to images?
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: <john -at- garisons -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 16:42:56 -0600

This is a method -- but I do not have a clue as to whether it suits your
immediate purpose. Or even if you will find it workable.

Make a box, the same size as the first of the pictures, color the box with a
shade of gray (make sure that you use the same shade for each box that you
create -- these boxes will become your dropshadows (and do not use an
outline - make it a filled-in box). If the pics are uniform in size, then
great. If not, count how many pics there are in the doc and then work on
each one individually and keep track.

Place the box directly behind the picture (using the depth or layers
control, but I don't know what it is called in Photoshop) so that you cannot
see any of the edges poking out. After you've done this for one pic, move
the pic down and to the left (or up and to the right; but do it the same way
for all pics in that document of course). Count to yourself how many
'increments' (a word I use for the amount of movements that the software
moves the object for you and then do it the same way for all other pics in
that document.

After you have done all of this, go back and make a group out of each pic
and its dropshadow (separately) so that it all stays configured the way that
you set it up (for when the pics will be sent to the website).

Jim Jones zxlat.translatorscafe.com

-----Original Message-----
I'm looking for a simple way to add drop shadows to pictures that will
eventually find their way to a web site. Ideally, I'm looking for
something that doesn't require thirteen steps in Photoshop, one of which
is assumed to be too simple to bother to explain. It would be great if it
allows a way to move the shadow from lower-right to upper-left...

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