Quick Tips

Get More Realistic Drop Shadows On Press

Here's a quick tip for getting more realistic drop shadows in print: Add some noise. When you choose Drop Shadow from the Add a Layer Style pop-up menu in the Layers palette, there's a slider for adding noise to your shadows in the Layer Style dialog. When you add just a small percentage, it makes your shadows appear more realistic when they show up in print.


1 comment

  1. Morty Schmoopy 7 July, 2008 at 16:33 Reply

    That’s a real old tip. Adding noise to gradients and other smooth transitions helps make them look more realistic and prevents banding.

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