Howdy! Today we will drop the black shadow with 10px size around the picture just using Photoshop. It is so simple and every can make it easily. I have made it many times in Photoshop that’s why I’m going to share with you. I will use the Layer Style Drop Shadow properties for this purpose. So be attentive and read out this tutorial complete. In the below all steps have been described in details.
Image after Drop Shadow
Steps to Drop the Black Shadow with 10px Size
Step 1: Open an Image
In the first step open an original cat picture from computer drive. For this purpose press the command Ctrl + O or go to File -> Open from the main menu. Suddenly an open window will expose, here choose the cat picture from the computer.
When you will click on an open button, the cat image will appear in Photoshop window.
Step 2: Unlock the Background Layer
In the second step unlock the background layer. For this purpose do the double-click on the layer. You will see the lock will remove from the background layer. Now it can be used for further work.
Step 3: Reduce the Size of Picture
After removal of the lock from a layer, now select the Move Tool from Toolbar and check the Show Transformation Controls above the screen. The node will appear around the picture. With the help of nodes, you can expand or reduce the image size. Here we have needed reduce size now hold the right upper side node and drag it inside. See also this http://www.sitepoint.com/resize-an-image-in-photoshop/.
Step 4: Drop Shadow from Layer Style
In our last step drop the shadow around the image. For this purpose select the layer 0 in Layer Panel. Now go to Layer -> Layer Style Drop Shadow. You will see a new window will expose. In this window adjust the values of shadow as
Blend Mode: Multiple black
Now click on an Ok button at the upper right side of the window. You will see a black color shadow will appear around the image. The other way to use layer style see this http://www.photoshophelps.com/2015/09/13/photoshop-tutorials-create-bubbles-by-layer-style-on-flower-picture/.
Step 5: Save Final Image in PNG Format
After making the shadow from the layer style window. Now save the final image in PNG image format. So go to File -> Save or press the command Ctrl + S and give the name of file and extension PNG in a new pop-up window and save on your computer.
Finally, we have created a drop shadow around the image within minutes just using Photoshop. I hope you will have enjoyed it and make a practice of this tutorial.
After discussion of an above tutorial, I conclude that we can drop shadow quickly around the picture in Photoshop. I followed five steps to complete this all procedure. First of all opened a cat image from a computer. Reduced the size of the picture through Transforms Controls. Reduced the Opacity value of drop shadow and saved the final image in PNG image format.