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November 23rd, 2009, 04:14 PM
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The main thing this lesson will address is adjusting the levels of your shadows for your siggies. However, other things, such as bevel and stroke, are adjusted the same(ish) way. PSP users will need to ask in the Lounge on how to adjust your shadows levels. I know nothing about that program, and I can't find a lesson that mentions how to. Sorry. If someone does find a lesson that mentions it on JM let me know so I can add it to the Siggy School Lessons (Siggy School Lessons Links) link please.
Links on how to adjust:
PS:http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f5...photoshop.html (Adjusting drop shadow's Photoshop)
PSE:http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f5...adow-pse5.html (Adjusting drop shadow in PSE5)
Gimp: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f5...dows-gimp.html (beveled text, outlined text, drop shadows in gimp)

Some notes from me on shadows:
  1. Shadows almost never need to be over a distance or size of 5 when working in 72 dpi
  2. Keep your shadows opacity at 50 or lower, higher than that and it tends to glare
  3. Unless your shadow is over something gray or black never ever ever use black for your shadow color. Click on the color for the shadow then use the color picker and click whatever the shadow is in front of then make the color darker. If against white use a medium-light gray.
  4. Never make all of your shadows the same uniform size. Make things in the front have a little more shadow than things they are in front of. If it is your very background object, either don't shadow or add just a tiny one.
Any other links, be they on JM or an outside source, you might know of feel free to use or share.
Please have your entries in by no later than 9 am CST on Monday November 30.

(for more info on SSSC please go here: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f2...l#post17968596 (What are the "SSSC"s?))

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What does it mean "when working in 72 dpi"? Am I automatically working in that? If not, should I be, and how do I make myself?
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November 23rd, 2009, 05:20 PM
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When you create a new document, it will say what the resolution is. 72 dpi means it's for the web (signatures, etc). 300 dpi (which is what a lot of kits are) is print quality.
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the final is in my siggy!
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posting poll.
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thank you for this I have to try this later
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