I want to have a white rectangle, without a black or other border, sitting on a pale yellow ground. But so the rectangle does not look pasted onto the ground, I want a drop shadow around two of the sides. I do not want to use a plugin for this.
This bug has always been in PSP. for as long as i can remember. but in previous versions it just sent it bananas. in this version it can cause a full crash and lock up.
If you have no layer below the one currently selected, for example you only have one raster layer (put something in this layer suitable for drop shadow,) and you select 3D effects -> drop shadow with 'shadow on new layer' selected every time you adjust one of the shadow parameters it creates a new layer. so you can end up with dozens of new layers. seems like part of the routine is to renew the process every time a parameter is adjusted but the logic that removes the layer doesn't work when the source is at the bottom.
new to X4 is that if my system is under high cpu utilization it just completely crashes. probably the method by which it allocates the new memory to new layers is timing out.
I'm running PaintShop Pro X5 220.127.116.11 on Windows 8 (64-bit). I just tried to create a drop shadow, possibly for the first time since I upgraded from X4, and it just doesn't work. I mean nothing happens.
I added a white border, as usual, and then tried to create my drop shadow. I tried it with the default settings, and I tried it with some random settings. As I said, nothing whatsoever happened.
Inner bevel and buttonize work just fine. (I haven't tried cutout.) Chisel also doesn't seem to work; in fact, it seems to come and go. It's the same with outer bevel: it isn't always available.
I'm not a novice when it comes to PaintShop Pro. I've been using it since it was shareware. I've certainly done drop shadows many times.
I'm completely baffled. Other than uninstalling and re-installing, I can't think what to do.
Attached there is a picture made through PhotoScape where big outline rectangle is rounded. I am trying to do similar one through PSP. Drawing I found some difficulties:
a) How to create a rounded rectangle? I tried to use “rectangle tool” but I couldn’t find adjust to make it “rounded”.
b) Considering the possibility to create a “rounded rectangle” and applying “shadow drop” on it, will the shadow appear “rounded” as well? Or is there something to do?
c) In some tests I made applying “shadow drop” on a normal rectangle (as a new layer) the only adjust I could make after that was on “shadow size” (dragging the mouse). I couldn’t find a way to access effect properties to readjust attributes as “opacity” or “blur”. How to come back to “shadow drop” configuration panel (attached) to readjust settings as opacity or blur?
I have a rectangular screen grab (Windows application) that I would like to simply round the corners and add a border. The image is not a photograph, but since I have Paint Shop Pro X3 and like how it works, I thought I would try it . I have spent some time trying to do this with Paint Shop Pro X3 with no luck. None of the pre-defined frames seemed to do what I need. I would also like to create a drop-shadow behind the image. how to do this or a video that I can watch. A list of steps would also be OK.
I drew a box, then applied a drop shadow going to the right. I duplicated the layer, then dragged it to the left of the first box. I edited the drop shadow to go to the left, and it changed, but so did the first one. I cannot get the two drop shadows to go in different directions.
I've tried different things, drawing separate boxes, etc. but it still will not work.
Does anyone know why this is happening or why I can solve it?
I'm building a web page and wanted to add some drop shadows to my photos to make them pop a little. how to add a drop shadow,
1.First way was I selected the entire photo and tried a layer effect. Didn't work.
2. Then I created a new layer that was a rectangle. put it behind the background copy and tried to add the dropshadow to the rectangle thinking it might show up from behind the bg layer. I couldn't even add the drop shadow to the rectangle.
I've been following a few tutorials that say to use Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow, but for me Drop Shadow is not available in that menu. The only thing that is available is "Glowing Edges." I'm trying to add a drop shadow to an ellipse, but I've tried it with lines and even that didn't work.
Drop shadow behavior has changed recently, maybe between 12.0 and 12.1 update.
Since ever, drop shadow has been applied before transforms, causing us to compensate shadow angle when rotating layer at the same time. Now it seems that we don't need to compensate anymore, as if shadow angle was applied after transforms.
This is definitely a handy update, but is there a way to reverse this behavior to the old one, for compatibility purpose ?
Some years ago I had a very useful perspective shadow plugin for Photoshop. I don't remember the name of the plugin, but looking around I can't find such plugin now. Is there any such plugin out there?
I have about 1.500 product photos that I need to add a perspective shade to
I am using CS4. I want to add a shadow to some text. It works on one piece of text, but not on another. It shows the shadow in the layers palette, but it's grayed out (on the one that's not working). I tried converting the text to outlines... same thing. The layer isn't locked... so I don't know what's going on. Why won't my shadow show up?
m trying to get double drop shadows. i came across an article that said i could convert the layer into a smart object and give it additional shadows. however, when i try that the original drop shadow gets stuck onto the new one. i need them to go in slightly different directions.
I made a logo on a transparent background. Now, the export wizard doesn't work well with drop shadows, and neither does save for web. Is there any way to make the background transparent well with a bigger drop shadow, or should I just see the background color to the color the page will be?
I try from using the simple drop shadow fx or complex suggestions building several different layers, I never see the final effect on the photo. I even click and unclick "preview" but it makes no difference. The photo displayed in my CS4 window continues to look just like the photo when I first opened it. Am I supposed to flatten the layers or somehow bring them together into one layer?