Drop Shadow, then engrave! :)

Posted on 2000-04-13
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
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?
Question by:windowsssss
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Expert Comment

ID: 2711538
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

Author Comment

ID: 2711761
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! :)

Expert Comment

ID: 2711865
Um, you answered the 'A' part your self.... there's only one graphics app worth $$$$ on the planet.


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Expert Comment

ID: 2712422
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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Expert Comment

ID: 2712495
That effect is even built into photoshop as an action. Couldnt get any easier than clicking the play button for an action.

Expert Comment

ID: 2715321
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.

Author Comment

ID: 2717211
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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Expert Comment

ID: 2717329
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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Expert Comment

ID: 2717332
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.

Accepted Solution

Snubbenx earned 164 total points
ID: 2717402
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"

Author Comment

ID: 2720618
Thanks for answer.

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