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Release a drop shadow layer effect onto a separate layer

Added on Friday 18th of September 2009 08:22 am EST
 

Applications:

Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

 

Is there a way to take a drop shadow layer effect and put it onto its own layer?

 

Yes, there is an easy way to convert a drop shadow into a layer. In fact, you can create layers from many of the layer effects—but not all. If Photoshop can’t convert a specific layer effect into a layer, you’ll receive a warning box telling you so.

 

To convert a layer effect into a separate layer:

1.       Select the layer in the Layers panel that has the effect you wish to convert, as shown in Figure A.