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Is it possible to apply a dropshadow etc on more than one layer at once. I have 3 layers that overlap and I need to apply the drop shadow to them as a single unit - I could get round this by merging down the 3 layers into 1 but I need them as seperate layers.

Any ideas??

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I dont think you can apply a dropshadow layer effect to work on more than one layer.  You can get around this a couple ways.

1) Load the selections of all your layers you want to have a dropshadow and then make a new layer and place it behind the 3 layers.  

2) Fill this layer with a color.  If done properly you should not see it because it is covered by your 3 layers.  

3) Then apply the dropshadow layer effect to this layer.  It should look like the dropshadow is on your 3 images but really on the covered layer.  

4) If you need to reposition your images later, delete everything on this covered layer and then load the selections of your 3 layers again and then fill.


This can be annoying but unless Adobe resolves this in later versions, this is the best way I know to do this.

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by:MorFF
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Alternative version;

1. Make a copy of your three layer image.
2. Merge these layers down.
3. Copy the layer to be the bottom layer in your original pic.
4. Follow step 3 & 4 of forkbeard's solution.

Cheers - MorFF
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Thanks :o)

One for the future Adobe.
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