Drop Shadow, then engrave! :)

Hi....
Does Anyone know a software that "proffesionally" dorp shadow from objectsAND text ?
I kow that almost all big software are doing so... like photoshop, paint pro, corel ...etc... but i need a program that is developed to dorp shadow
around objects and/or text!

I use photoshop, wanted to ask how can i do the effect in the logo found on the front page  http://www.doctorinternet.co.uk , the "D" (in doctor) and the "I" (in internet) are "engraved" in the page.... so do you know an easy way to do this?
Thanks
windowsssssAsked:
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SnubbenxConnect With a Mentor Commented:
When you've done what weed said, go to: Layer ->Layereffects -> Create layer.

The shadow appears on a seperate layer.

It can really save a lot of trouble "down the line"
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SnubbenxCommented:
Abbout the logo:

Pretend you got the blue background allready.

1.Create a new layer on top af the backgound.

2.Use the text-tool and choose the the font you want.

3. Hold ctrl and click with the left mousebutton on the layer containing your font = the font is now selected

4. Go to the backgroundlayer and press the delete-button. Delete the top-fontlayer.

5. Now you can see through the backgroundlayer where the font used to be.

6. The fast way: Use the layereffect drop shadow on the backgroundlayer = done

7. The slow/better way: Create a new layer below the backgroundlayer.

Hold ctr and press leftmousebutton on the bg-layer. A selection appears on the empty layer. Fill it with black.

Use the filter: blur-> gaussion blur to adjust the amount of blur.

Move the layer to adjust shadow distance
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windowsssssAuthor Commented:
Snubbenx ,

Thanks for your answer, i try it and till you...don't you kow a program that drops the shadow? this question contains A & B, you answered b only! :)
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postpressCommented:
Um, you answered the 'A' part your self.... there's only one graphics app worth $$$$ on the planet.

Photoshop.

Upgrade to the newest version and all these effects are a click away...
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SnubbenxCommented:
I agree with postpress.
The "professional" program you are looking for iis not needed if you use the "gaussion" way I described above to create "drop-shadow". How good it gets depend on your ability.
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weedCommented:
That effect is even built into photoshop as an action. Couldnt get any easier than clicking the play button for an action.
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forkbeardCommented:
Snubbenx description is basically how I have done that effect in the past.  I didnt know there was an action for it but it is a really basic process it only takes about a minute.
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windowsssssAuthor Commented:
weed ,forkbeard and others, can anyone tell me about the action by which i can create the effect found in the above site?
thanks for all of you
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weedCommented:
Actually i was wrong. Its not an action at all. Its a layer effect. Simply use the Inner Drop Shadow. Thats all it is.
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weedCommented:
Thats not to say that creating an action to do it wouldnt be exceptionally easy but the layer effect is just so much easier and more editable down the line.
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windowsssssAuthor Commented:
Thanks for answer.
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