How to Create a Custom Drop Shadow Effect in Photoshop
This tutorial will demonstrate a quick and easy way to create a custom dropshadow using masks in Adobe Photoshop. Using an iStock jpeg file with a reflection effect, it will guide you how to substitute a background of your own choosing and to add a custom drop shadow. Tasks include how to duplicate and delete a background layer and create new layers. It also demonstrates how to create a grayscale or solid pattern, how to open up channels, and how to create masks. It will also shows a walkthrough of how you can eliminate layers by masking using the quick selection tool and how you can refine the edges of your selection.