GorillaTactics wrote:the Wii disc golf game will lead to more shattered LCD TV's than baseball, bowling, and tennis combined.
ZAMson wrote:You'll have to isolate the object that is to be shadowed. For instance, if you have a yellow smiley face on a field of white, only the edges of that field of white will be shadowed. It finds the edge between pixels and transparency and shadows that overall shape.
So just get the object isolated on its own layer (whether it's text or a shape) and then do the layer effect. Easiest way to isolate your object is to copy that layer so you can chop it up, then use the Eraser tool to cut out the excess. With a copy on top of the original, you can have the object shadow onto the original, complete image.
If you have something like a family photo, and you want shadows behind the people, you'll have to edit the image quite a bit just to achieve that. Drop shadows only work with the overall shape of that layer's pixel field.
ZAMson wrote:Get rid of the white border on that layer and it should work. Your layer is still as big as the frame because of the white border. Next time, double-click/unlock/rename the Background layer before you increase the Canvas Size. If you change Canvase Size, it adds your background color to the new space, but only in the locked Background layer. Any other layer and it adds transparent space, which is what you need for this.
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