Drop Shadows

Setiap layer style berisi pengaturannya sendiri, namun, banyak dari kontrol yang tersedia untuk lebih dari satu efek dan mereka beroperasi dengan cara yang sama. Cara terbaik untuk menjadi akrab dengan mereka adalah untuk bereksperimen. Terapkan Layer style, bermain-main dengan pengaturan kontrol, dan menggunakan pilihan Preview untuk memutuskan apakah Anda menyukai apa yang Anda lihat.

Menerapkan efek pada layer sangatlah mudah. Entah double-klik pada layer untuk membuka Layer Style dialog, atau pilih ke menu Layer>Layer Style. Atau, Anda dapat klik tombol Add Layer Style di bagian bawah Layers palette (satu dengan ikon fx), dan memilih efek dari daftar.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

Some things to take note of when working with layer style effects and the Layer Style dialog:
Layer styles cannot be applied to the Background layer.
Layer styles can be applied to only a single selected layer at a time—not to multiple selected layers or to layer groups.
Layer styles are attached to the layer. Therefore, when you move the layer in the Layers palette, the effects tag along.
– Type layers remain editable even after a layer style effect is applied.
Layer styles can be copied from one layer to another.
– Adobe Photoshop displays applied Layer style effects as items in the Layers palette.
– Clicking the eye icon next to each effect’s name in the Layers palette temporarily disables the layer style. Click the eye next to the word Effects to temporarily disable all the applied layer styles for that layer.
– Lowering the Fill percentage in the Layers palette reduces the Opacity of the layer, but not the applied Layer styles.
The Global Light option in the Layer Style dialog box tells Adobe Photoshop to apply the same angle to all direction-dependent effects, such as Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, and Bevel And Emboss. The idea here is to simulate consistent real-world lighting.
– Combinations of layer style effects can be saved for later use in the Styles palette.

Beberapa hal yang perlu diperhatikan ketika bekerja dengan efek layer style dan Layer Style dialog :
Layer styles tidak dapat diterapkan pada Background layer.
Layer styles dapat diterapkan hanya sekali select.
Layer styles melekat pada layer. Oleh karena itu, ketika Anda memindahkan lapisan dalam Layers palette, efek tag along.
– Type layers tetap dapat diedit bahkan setelah efek layer style diterapkan.
Layer styles dapat disalin dari satu lapisan yang lain.
– Adobe Photoshop menampilkan efek layer style diterapkan sebagai item dalam Layers palette.
– Mengklik ikon mata di sebelah nama setiap efek dalam palet Layers sementara menonaktifkan layer style. Klik mata sebelah Efek kata untuk sementara menonaktifkan semua layer style diterapkan untuk lapisan itu.
– Menurunkan persentase Isi dalam palet Layers mengurangi Opacity dari lapisan, tapi bukan gaya lapisan diterapkan.
– Pilihan Cahaya Global di kotak dialog Layer Style memberitahu Adobe Photoshop untuk menerapkan sudut yang sama ke segala arah tergantung efek, seperti Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow, dan Bevel Dan Emboss. Idenya di sini adalah untuk mensimulasikan konsisten dunia nyata pencahayaan.
– Kombinasi efek gaya lapisan dapat disimpan untuk kemudian digunakan dalam palet Styles.

Take a close look at how Drop Shadows work:

Drop Shadow menerapkan penurunan dasar bayangan. Adobe Photoshop memungkinkan Anda untuk menentukan warna, opacity, modus campuran, posisi, ukuran, dan kontur efek.

Menerapkan effects pada layer sangatlah mudah. Double-click pada layer untuk membuka  Layer Style dialog, atau pilih menu Layer>Layer Style.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

atau kamu dapat click Add Layer Style button dibawah Layers palette (icon fx), dan pilih efek pada daftar.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

Once the Layer Style window opens, pick the Drop Shadow, apply settings and click OK.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

The top part of the Drop Shadow settings allow you to set a blending mode for the effect as well as the colour of the shadow. Just double-click the black rectangle to bring up the Color Picker. You can also move the slider to alter the opacity of the shadow.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

Use the Angle circle to set the angle of the light source. Whatever angle you choose will be in relation to the original layer shapes. If you keep the Use Global Light option checked, the effect will use the current angle setting from Layer>Layer Style>Global Light.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

At the risk of sounding obvious, use the Distance slider to set the distance (in pixels) of the drop shadow in relation to the original layer shape. The Spread option allows you to control where the shadow starts to fade, while the Size slider controls the size of the shadow, again in pixels.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

The Quality area of the dialog allows you to set different contours. These beauties control the edge shape of the shadow and can dramatically alter the effect. Keep the Anti-aliased box checked to soften the edges between the shadow and other parts of the image, and also experiment with the Noise slider.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

When working with Drop Shadows, it’s worth keeping the Layer Knocks Out Drop Shadow option checked. This will prevent the shadow from showing through layer pixels that have a low Fill opacity

Tip: To use the same Drop Shadow settings on another layer, drag the Drop Shadow layer in the Layers palette to the other layer. When you release the mouse button, the shadow attributes are applied.

Working with Layer Styles - understanding Drop Shadows in Photoshop CS3

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