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Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One by T. Michael Clark, Bob Temple, Ned Snell

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Adding a Drop Shadow

Adding a drop shadow to text used to be a cumbersome process requiring several steps. However, Paint Shop Pro and many other imaging software companies have added drop shadows to their standard repertoire.

To effectively use the Drop Shadow filter to create interesting effects with your text, follow these steps:

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Open a new 500×200–pixel image with the resolution set to 72 pixels per inch. Set the background color to white and the image type to 16.7 million colors.
2.
Choose a background color (this will be the color that the Text tool will use for your text) and set the Foreground Style to none. Select the Text tool and then click your image to bring up the Text Entry dialog box.
3.
Leave most of the settings from the last ...

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