How to Add a Drop Shadow to Text in Photoshop CC
Hi there it is. Drop shadow time. Okay you can see this text here, this text here both have drop shadows applied okay. It's not super hard to do but we're gonna look at it, we're gonna do it for objects as well. These stars have drop shadows. Use turn it back on. It's not gonna take us long but also I'm gonna throw in some bonus did you knows at the end so hang around and yeah let's get started to add a drop shadow to text or any object. Just make sure it is selected in your layers panel because it's light gray color. Let's go down to effects and go to drop shadow and that's how you imagined it. Okay so we'll do a couple little things just get a little bit more clued on and how it works so by default it will remember the last thing you've done so you won't look exactly like mine capacity obviously is just how C. Three nous it is. Okay I'm gonna lower mine down a little bit now in terms of drop shadows. It depends I like I like mine straight up and down like 90 degrees. Okay so it kind ...
of pokes off the bottom there and in terms of distance is how far it is away. Give that a play. Okay and the size is how kind of spread out or dispersed the shadow is. Okay so it really depends like I often just punch in three and three for these two and that's enough for what I do it's either five and five or three and three and that generally gets to the kind of preferred stuff that I like. You might hate that. And you might like a big, giant fuzzy one. So do that as well. There's no right or wrong. Let's look at two extra things. So let's click on. Ok, let's say that I like this. I don't want to add it to this layer as well so I can right click it. I can go to copy layer style. Find my scott shoes which is there it is there. I can write like that and go to paste style. I'm going to do it to these two stars as well. So the star here, can I do them both at the same time? Right click paste style? Oh, I can fancy Okay, uh this bottom one here, the opacity change. So I'm going to lower the opacity again because that's what I liked about it. Anyway, one last thing to talk about when it comes to shadows. So I've got this top Star selected and let's say, I don't like it going up and down. I liked it on the text, but I didn't like it over here. So to edit my job shadow, I just double click the word, drop shipping move the other way and let's say I want to change the angle. And what's going to happen is this guy here use global light. So let's say I move it to the side here. It looks great. But did you notice it changed over here? You might not. So um let's see it all changed. It even changed in this here. Under the bevel in and boss which we did earlier watch when I moved around. Can you see they all change? That's the use of global light. Okay. It just means that every layer style and this whole document will be affected by with the light angle and that's kind of cool right? Because you want them all to be hitting the same angles But now cast we didn't, I wanted to be 90 for them all but I'm going to for this one particular star that I've got selected. I'm going to turn off that and watch now. Just that one star is working okay And adjusting the way I want. I'm not gonna go through all the settings, you can play around with the contours and the noise and you can play with the spread. I never do though. So we're going to leave it for the moment and let you experiment. But that my friends is how to add drop shadows. Alright, next video