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    Hi,

    So I'm looking to add a drop shadow to an image frame but I don't want to use the drop shadow effect in blending options because that adds the shadow to sides of the frame that i don't want it on.

    Is there a way I can create the shadow on a seperate layer that way I can erase the parts of it I don't need?

    Thanks!

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    What sides of the image do you want the drop shadow on?
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    just the right and bottom. when i do it now using the effect in blending properties it adds it to the inside edges of the left and top of the frame, which has another layer underneath it that shadow from the inside top-left distorts.

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    Are you working in Photoshop, Illustrator?
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    Photoshop cs4

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    OK - Here's what you do: In Blending effects - click in the Drop Shadow checkbox, then click on the DropShadow words and you'll see a new set of selections. (red circle)

    Then - set the degrees to 120. (blue circle)

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    Yeah, that doesn't work here. The image I'm working with is a picture frame which will be overlapping an interior border and picture. When I do it the way you describe above I get a shadow on the inside of the frame going in that direction. What I ended up doing was spray painting my own shadow in on a separate layer underneath. That way i only shows up on the exterior edge of the frame and not the interior.


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