Drop Shadows in Photoshop

March 10, 2016

Drop shadows are critical to your scrapbook pages. They can instantly take a page from flat and lifeless to realistic and beautiful.  Creating depth by varying the depths of your shadows can take time when manipulating each shadow individually.

I have a new product in my store: Drop Shadow Styles. This is a set of 60 Drop Shadow Styles:  30 Styles set to a 45 degree angle, and the same 30 Styles set to a 120 degree angle.  Each Style has been given a name to make using the styles quick and easy.  Even though each Style is labeled, try them on whatever element you like to get the effect you are looking for.  Open your Styles Panel and adjust the opacity if the shadow size is perfect for your element, but you would like the shadow a bit darker.

I’ve created  a 5-minute video for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users, showing you how to make any slight adjustments you might choose to make in opacity, size, and distance.  You can find the video on the Karen Schulz Designs You Tube: Adjusting Drop Shadows

Available at:

Karen Schulz Designs   |   Oscraps   |   GingerScraps

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  1. Carol

    I just purchased the Drop Shadows Styles and look forward to trying them. I missed seeing the psd option — see how you have spoiled us. I will get them in my PSE so they are ready to use. I love seeing drop shadows options in the elements I download; they always seem to make the layout look so much better.

    • Karen

      LOL, Carol! I’m happy to know that there are those who like the PSD! I’ve added it to the zip file. Anyone who didn’t get it and wants it, just email and let me know!

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