PeaNut 242,431 January 2006 Posts: 10,041 Layouts: 665 Loc: Los Angeles
Posted: 9/28/2012 1:15:49 PM
Nope, not a secret! But, it will make a difference what program you use. In PSE, you will find drop shadows under the effects tab above the layers palette and then it's under drop shadows. Click on the shadow you want to use. Make sure the layer you want shadowed is selected, then click on "apply." You can adjust the levels by double clicking on the fx icon that will now show on the shadowed layer.
There are lots of shadows you can buy and install too, if you don't like the program defaults. Jen Martakis has some called subtle shadows that are nice for those of us intimidated by too much shadow! HTH