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#1 mimes1

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:03 PM

I'm using CS4 - and I was making a shadow. I hadn't yet clicked ok on the styles box and I grabbed the moved tool to adjust where my embellishment was. Lo and Behold, my shadow moved, not the emb itself!! Who Knew! I practiced around and sure enough, if I have the styles box open, before I commit to an OK, I can grab that move tool and move just my shadow where ever I want it!

You know I'm a nerd when this makes my day; :wacko:

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:08 PM

Oooh Amy I didn't know that either. Can't wait to give it a go. That will be so good to be able to do that. Thanks for sharing your discovery!! I wonder if I can do that in CS3?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:19 PM

I like discovering new things by accident. :)

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:37 PM

That's the kind of thing that would make my day too, Amy - Rich calls me the house geek! But he said the other day that my "geekdom" was slipping since I couldn't figure out how to do something he needed done from the department - it was in some kind of code (not really, but done in a program I had never heard of) and i couldn't figure it out, so guess I'm losing my title around here.
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:52 PM

I love it when things like that happen. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:56 PM

TFS Amy! I didn't know that either. Sounds like a cool thing!!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

This works in PSE too! However, it's not very useful in the later versions, because the later versions use universal settings for shadow angle. I believe PSE 4 and 5 only will let you uncheck universal shadow angle.

However, if you're only changing distance it's useful.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:28 PM

This works in PSE too! However, it's not very useful in the later versions, because the later versions use universal settings for shadow angle. I believe PSE 4 and 5 only will let you uncheck universal shadow angle.

However, if you're only changing distance it's useful.


I didn't know you could uncheck the universal shadow angle setting in PSE 5.....now I must go test it out!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:51 PM

When I was using PSE 4, I used that technique to create a shadow on its own layer. I would duplicate my element with a shadow style applied, then I would move the shadow of one of the layers way out my way, and simplify. Then I'd take my rectangular marquee tool, select the element from which I moved the shadow and deleted it, leaving only the shadow. Then I could move it around and manipulate it as I liked.

I don't really use it any more, in PSE 6, because it messes all my other shadows up. I use an action. Which works just as well, just a couple extra mouse clicks.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 04:54 PM

That is a neat trick Amy!! I knew you could have a shadow on its own layer but I didn't know you could play with shadow placement on the same layer :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:31 PM

Cool! Thanks for sharing your accidental find! Those finds always make my day too:)

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:42 PM

When I was using PSE 4, I used that technique to create a shadow on its own layer. I would duplicate my element with a shadow style applied, then I would move the shadow of one of the layers way out my way, and simplify. Then I'd take my rectangular marquee tool, select the element from which I moved the shadow and deleted it, leaving only the shadow. Then I could move it around and manipulate it as I liked.

I don't really use it any more, in PSE 6, because it messes all my other shadows up. I use an action. Which works just as well, just a couple extra mouse clicks.



Brilliant!!!

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 06:59 PM

A very cool find, Amy thanks for sharing!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:36 AM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing this find, Amy!

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:04 AM

Thanks for sharing. I have to play around with it now.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:05 AM

Neat! Thanks for letting us know.
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