View Full Version : Question about Drop Shadows?

02-07-2008, 06:35 PM
Is there a standard drop shadow setting that I should be using, or do you all sort of come up with your own, and use what you like?

02-07-2008, 06:53 PM
I adjst the standard.
Usually I reduce it to 45%, then 3,2,2 in the other options.
Um, in Photoshop. Not sure how that translates to PSP!

02-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Hmmm.......Doesn't sound the same, but THANK you for answering.
= )

02-20-2008, 08:05 AM
I vary the look of my drop shadows, to suit the comp.

I also create my own drop shadows. I've created a video tutorial which you can see in my blog :)

Hope it helps. Just a warning, it might make you feel ill looking at it, as I recorded with a new function - lol! Talk about being sea sick ;)

Darcy Baldwin
02-20-2008, 08:33 AM
There are no standards. Drop shadows should just be realistic. No huge depth for a piece of paper laying on the base, and not really shallow shadow for something that's hugely bulky.

I happen to use Traci Murphy's drop shadow actions (avaialble at funkyplaygrounddesigns) as a starting point, and adjust them as I see need on a particular object. I often use ones that aren't named for that particular action because I like how it makes the element look. I like to use her actions because it saves me a lot of time.

But there are great tutorials out there for learning how to do drop shadows on your own, depending on what program you use.

02-20-2008, 02:43 PM
Thanks so much for all your advice....