Photoshop QUICK Tip: Easiest Way to Create Long, Solid, Drop Shadows!

By Blue Lightning TV Photoshop on youtube.com

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This tutorial is about creating long, solid drop shadows for text, logos or any shapes that have hard edges in Photoshop. Marty from Blue Lightning TV will show the quickest and easiest technique to achieve this effect. The tutorial assumes familiarity with basic Photoshop functions and starts by making the foreground and background colors white and black respectively. Marty then shows how to invert the colors, open the Move Tool, open the Transform Tool and rotate the drop shadow. He also shows how to merge the copies into one layer and how to change the color of the drop shadow. Finally, he shows how to make the shadow longer by making a copy and merging the two layers.