How to Add a Drop Shadow in Photoshop


Drop Shadow is a tool in Adobe Photoshop that allows you to add a shadow to any layer. With the image opened in Photoshop, follow these steps to use the tool:

  1. Right-click on the layer in the “Layers” tab.

    Rotate at specific angle
    Right-click on the layer in the “Layers” tab.
  2. Click Blending Options.

    Select Blending Options
    Click on Blending Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose Drop Shadow.

    Drop Shadow
    Click on Drop Shadow.

Adjust the Shadow Options

Drop Shadow tool has a couple of options that allow you to adjust the appearance of the shadow.

  1. To adjust the options such as Opacity, DistanceSpreadSize, and NoiseHow to Add a Drop Shadow in Photoshop, move the white arrow sliders.

    Move the arrows
    Move the white arrows to adjust the shadow’s appearance.
  2. You can also manually adjust the sliders by typing the %/px value.

    Adjust the value
    Type in the %/px value.
  3. When you are happy with the results, click OK.

    Click on OK
    Click OK to save the drop shadow options.

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