Layer drop shadows?
  • I'm trying to do something that is dead simple in Photoshop: make a book cover image appear to be "floating" in a larger canvas by adding a drop shadow. The only way I can see to possibly  do this in Acorn is create an identical-size vector shape, and add a shadow to it. Even then, there's no choice of how light or dark it appears, and whatever you set is locked in stone once you do anything else - can't remove the shadow by unclicking "shadow," can't change blur or position.

    Is there a more elegant solution?
  • You can use the Shadow filter, and if you save your original file as .acorn, you'll be able to tweak it at a future date.
  • It's under Filter > Stylize > Drop Shadow.

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