Saturday, January 29, 2011


Tip #29. Photoshop wants you to use the same light source for all of the drop shadows you add to an image. That’s the little ‘Use Global Light’ checkbox in the Layer Style Drop Shadow pop-up window. It’s checked by default. This means that unless you un-check that box, all of your drop shadows will fall the same way. If you adjust the angle of the light for one drop shadow, Photoshop will make the same change to all of the drop shadows in that image. It looks odd to have a cup casting a shadow to the left, while the pitcher on the table next to it casts a shadow to the right. This will happen if you use some elements that come with drop shadows and add your own shadows to other elements. The pre-shadowed elements cannot be managed by Photoshop.

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