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Tia Bradford
Is it possible to add a drop shadow to a masked image without it creating a rectangle?
on Jun 26, 2010 at 7:57:28 pm

Hello,

I have a single image that is isolated on a white background. I used the color range tool to make a selection and create a mask over the white background. So the object looks totally isolated when I move it on top of another background.

I need to add a drop shadow to this object, so that when it is placed over the new background it looks like it is floating with a shadow underneath. When I add the drop shadow it looks fine around the actual object, but it also affects the outer edge of the image, so it looks like there is a drop shadow around the bounding rectangle of the image.

Any ideas on how I can get this to only affect the object and not the border area? Thanks.

http://drop.io/nbfugcq


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Darby Edelen
Re: Is it possible to add a drop shadow to a masked image without it creating a rectangle?
on Jul 1, 2010 at 12:22:59 am

It sounds like you may have some stray visible pixels hanging around the edge of your image. Try painting this area black in the layer mask.

Darby Edelen


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Tia Bradford
Re: Is it possible to add a drop shadow to a masked image without it creating a rectangle?
on Jul 1, 2010 at 12:50:22 am

Thank you very much. Yes this was the problem. There was 1 px outline around the image that was impossible to see because it was the same color as the background.

Much appreciated!


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