Here's how to create a Drop Shadow (Show step-by-step instructions including before-and-after examples--include your name so I know who gets credit):

By: Zach Boerlin


1.) First you must open photoshop.
2.) Open a picture from a folder that will serve as a fitting background.
3.) And then open a picture of a person or thing.
4.) On the lower right hand corner of the layer toolbar there is a F in a circle, find it.
5.) Make sure your object is selected and then click on the small F.
6.) You will have a choice of several options, choose the drop shadow option.
There you have it, a drop shadow.

Here are examples of student projects using this tool:

´╗┐Pencil drop Shadow


Example 2