I have been very interested in working with drop shadows in Photoshop Elements 10. I am wanting to be able to do a drop shadow with my photos WITHOUT any type of frame behind it. (no faint outline of a frame or anything) Just a simple drop shadow. (like you have in picmonkey photo editor and ipiccy) I have been checking out a lot of tutuorials on photoshop elements on the drop shadows, but cannot find any tutorials showing how to do drop shadows without a frame behind it. If anyone could help me or give me some advice on how to do this, it would sure be appreciated!
This needs to be done manually. Try this:
Thank you very much for your help! My only concern is that I am wanting to do drop shadows with my "photos" (the whole picture), rather than just with objects in the photo. I have had success with doing drop shadows with objects IN my photos. Perhaps you just can't do drop shadows with the whole photo without a faint frame behind it. I guess? There's so much you can do with photoshop elements, so I had thought you could do this.
Again, thanks so much for your help though!
You can do it to the whole photo as well.
Go to Select menu>all (CTRL+A)
Open a blank layer at the top
Go to Edit menu>Stroke(Outline)selection. Enter width of stroke in px, color, position: inside. OK it
Go to Layer menu>Layer style>style settings. Use this dialog for bevel, glow, drop shadow, etc. controls