Re: EASY way to add drop shadows to images?

Subject: Re: EASY way to add drop shadows to images?
From: William Gaffga <WilG -at- GibbsCAM -dot- com>
To: john -at- garisons -dot- com
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 09:07:22 -0700

Actually, if you have Photoshop it does not need to be a "13 step"
process. You could do it with a single keystroke combo. You set it up as
an action.
1-select all
4-increase canvas size (using "with relative") by an amount (5 to 10
pixels, typ. depending on the size of the drop shadow you want)
5-layer style with drop shadow

Assign a keystroke to that action, shift-F12 perhaps, and you will never
again have to do that .

Even better, make a droplet application from that saved action and you
can then just drag and drop the images onto the app and you don't even
need to open the files.

HTH someone.


Will. Gaffga
Documentation Manager
Gibbs and Associates
Moorpark, CA USA

john -at- garisons -dot- com wrote:
> 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.
> What do YOU do?

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