Dragging Drop Shadows in Photoshop

December 17, 2003 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new

When you add a drop shadow to a Photoshop layer via Layer Styles, the Layer Style dialog opens. You may think that all you can do here is fiddle with the settings in the dialog's fields and drop-downs, keeping the Preview button checked to see the effects of your settings on your artwork.

But you're wrong! While the dialog is open (and only when it's open), you can directly manipulate the shadow itself by dragging on it with your mouse. Just move the dialog out of the way and hover over the shadow with your cursor. You're limited to modifying just the shadow's Angle and Distance by dragging it around, but sometimes that makes all the difference.

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