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Newbie question,

Say for example I use drop shadow to create a cool shadow. How do I get this effect on a different layer than the source material. Saw something about alpha channels but what are they and how do they help me here?



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Which effect would you like to use on the other layer?

If your using drop shadow, it's quite easy:

duplicate the layer you want to drop shadow on( :DuplicateLayer: )

go to drop shadow on the lower layer ( yhsjjie-9.png )


You choose the first 6 settings, the only one you need is the last one,

keep original image-checked

you might need some anti-aliasing:



basic anti-alias:




That's all I could find from the search.


One for I forgot, feather selection:


"The truth is just an excuse for having a lack of imagination."

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