Drop Shadow in Photoshop

Drop shadow in Photoshop is one of the Layer style attribute. Drop shadow is used to put shadow on the text.

Drop Shadow Example in Photoshop

Let’s open the photoshop file with Text Layer as shown below. We will apply Drop Shadow on Text layer and will see the effect on Text layer.

Drop Shadow Example in Photoshop.PNG

To apply Drop Shadow, right click on the text layer and select Blending Options. Then select Drop Shadow in the Layer Style window as shown below.

Drop Shadow in Layer Style window.PNG

Below is the output of Outer Shadow:

Effect of Drop Shadow in Photoshop.PNG

Contour:

Contour tells us how will be the outline of Outer Shadow applied. The Outer Shadow outline can further be changed with the use of property Contour.

Below are different Contour available to Outer Shadow:

Contour option in Drop Shadow.PNG

Let’s see the effect of selecting different Contour. By default, 1st one is selected and is the basic Contour. We have already seen this above.



Contour example-1:

Let’s select the Contour as shown below.

Contour settings for Drop Shadow example 1.PNG

Below is the output for above Contour.

Effect of Contour settings on Drop Shadow in Photoshop 1.PNG

Contour example-2:

Let’s select the Contour as shown below.

Contour settings for Drop Shadow example 2.PNG

Below is the output for above Contour.

Effect of Contour settings on Drop Shadow in Photoshop 2.PNG





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