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    Default How to do shadow beside the photo in borders?

    Saw other cser making boders with shadow just at 2 sides of the photo some time ago. It make the photo look as if it's floating.

    Any idea how do we do it??

    Thanks.

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    you need 2 layers...
    one layer consists a white fill..
    the other layer consists your picture...

    adjust the dimensions such that a suitable border is created...

    now to the point...
    on the layers window, double click on the image layer and you will open up a dialog box called "layer style"... select the drop shadow option and manipulate the parameters to your liking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by showtime
    you need 2 layers...
    one layer consists a white fill..
    the other layer consists your picture...

    adjust the dimensions such that a suitable border is created...

    now to the point...
    on the layers window, double click on the image layer and you will open up a dialog box called "layer style"... select the drop shadow option and manipulate the parameters to your liking...

    thanks for your help!!

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    weekuan - borrow your thread, a question for showtime.

    showtime - can you please advise how to correct/adjust dull pictures shot with overcast skies. Appreciate any help, TIA.
    Something like this, pic is off the cam. I know that exposure compensation can be adjusted if shot in raw, but this is shot in jpeg.

    Appreciate help from any other gurus also.

    Last edited by teerex; 22nd October 2004 at 02:02 PM.

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    it will be difficult to make your overcast sky into a nice blue one... you could however use an overcast sky to your advantage. increase the contrast and you might get something dramatic... play with the levels layer in photoshop...

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    Thanks showtime and AReality for your sample. I tried levels and this is what I got.


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    Hrm... personally I think the orginial cloudy sky looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    Hrm... personally I think the orginial cloudy sky looks better.
    Thanks for the opinion. But don't you think that the original picture is too dull? Especially the buildings and the trees?

    It would be good to maintain the cloudy sky but brighten up the buildings and trees. Your opinion appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teerex
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    It would be good to maintain the cloudy sky but brighten up the buildings and trees. Your opinion appreciated.

    Give it a try! Adjust the level and curves, then use the history brush to restore the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teerex
    Thanks showtime and AReality for your sample. I tried levels and this is what I got.

    Down the red & up the blue.

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    Thanks AReality and Togu for your kind advises. Will try.

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