Photoshop Shadow Effect

Drop Shadow Photoshop Action

Photoshop Shadow Effect

Create drop shadow in Photoshop with this free action. Photoshop shadow effect for text, shapes and images.

With this free Photoshop action you can add a shadow effect for a text, an object, a person, etc.

To give depth to a text in an image we use the Drop Shadow layer style. But to create a realistic cast shadow effect for objects, persons, the standard Drop Shadow just doesn’t cut it.

How to Draw a Shadow of a Person in Photoshop?

To draw a shadow of a person in Photoshop, first we have to duplicate the layer.

After that, we have to transform/distort the image to create the realistic shadow in perspective.

Add a black Color Overlay or use a gradient shadow (#000000 with opacity 100% and #000000 with opacity 70%). Reducing the opacity of this layer and adding a Gaussian Blur effect also help create a real shadow.

Here you can learn more about shadow in perspective drawing

Shadow Photoshop Action Free

This action set contains 6 Photoshop actions for creating shadow effect. 

  • 2 actions for cast shadow of a person (direction left or right)
  • 1 action for drop shadow effect used for text
  • 3 actions for material design shadow in Photoshop; use these actions for box shadow

About Photoshop Actions

If you’ve never used Photoshop actions before and you are unsure how to use them, please take a couple of minutes and check out these great resources:

Because they save a lot of money and time, Photoshop actions are really popular among graphic designers.

Item Details

This freebie contains 6 actions to create drop shadow in Photoshop.

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