Add a drop shadow

1. Click the layer thumbnail on the Tales type layer.

2. Click the Add a layer style button O, on the Layers palette.

3. Click Drop Shadow.

4. Compare your Layer Style dialog box to Figure 11.

The default drop shadow settings are applied to the type. Table 2 describes the drop shadow settings.

TIP You can also open the Layer Style dialog box by double-clicking a layer on the Layers palette.

You created a drop shadow by using the Add a layer style button on the Layers palette and the Layer Style dialog box.

FIGURE 11

Type color changed

Layer Style dialog box positioned above modified type

Drop shadow applied to active type layer

FIGURE 11

Type color changed

Layer Style dialog box positioned above modified type

Drop shadow applied to active type layer

TABLE 2: Drop Shadow Settings

setting

scale

explanation

Angle

0-360 degrees

At 0 degrees, the shadow appears on the baseline of the original text. At 90 degrees, the shadow appears directly below the original text.

Distance

0-30,000 pixels

A larger pixel size increases the distance from which the shadow text falls relative to the original text.

Spread

0-100%

A larger percentage increases the width of the shadow text.

Size

0-250 pixels

A larger pixel size increases the blur of the shadow text.

FIGURE 12

Layer Style dialog box

Angle text box

Distance text box

FIGURE 12

Layer Style dialog box

Angle text box

Distance text box

FIGURE 13

Drop shadow added to type layer

FIGURE 13

Drop shadow added to type layer

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