Hi everyone! I’m Kristi and I will be showing you how to get a little more out of your drop shadows today! Unfortunately for some, you will need a version of Photoshop that is a little more advanced than Elements.
To start you need to have your picture on your page the size and proportions you want it. I have mine clipped to a rectangle as you can see in my layers.
Now you need to add your drop shadow. You can use whichever distance and size you like. Instead of doing just a standard gray colored shadow, choose a color from your background paper and go darker like I have below and press ok to finish adding the shadow. This will give it more of a natural look.
In your layer window, make sure your layer styles is dropped down so you can see the applied affects. Right click on drop shadow and select “Create Layer.” This will create a separate layer for that shadow.
With your shadow layer selected, you are going to do a free transform. Once your transform box is there, right click and choose to warp. You can also go to Edit - Transform - Warp.
Drag the corners out and either up or down a little until you have the effect you like and press return for the changes to take effect.
So now you have a picture that looks like the corners are curled up!