Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

> Drop Shadow on more than one layer<

Posted on 2000-03-08
3
253 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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??

Cheers

Charlie
0
Comment
Question by:cmuir
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
forkbeard earned 30 total points
ID: 2596903
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.

forkbeard
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:MorFF
ID: 2599629
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmuir
ID: 2619198
Thanks :o)

One for the future Adobe.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Choosing color palettes 1 116
Create a layer in Photoshop 10 54
How to sign PDF without using digital ID? 3 167
Adobe Acrobat DC "Out of Memory" 7 474
Introduction When sharing photos, especially via e-mail, the large resolution images that most cameras take today make for extremely large file sizes. The time required to upload these files to forums, send in e-mails, post to blogs or even placi…
In this article, I'll explain how to change the color of a selection in Photoshop. I'm sure there are a couple different ways to do this in photoshop, but this is my preferred method in Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6 and I will be adjusting the…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to restore old photos in Photoshop (an introduction to the Clone tool) Zoom into a damaged area: Click on the "Stamp" icon to use the Clone tool. Hold the Alt key and click to select a region. Click again, and…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a Photoshop action to apply adjustments and effects to multiple images. Open a photo for editing in Photoshop: Open the Actions window by going to Window > Actions: Start a new action by selecting th…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question