Q&A: Adding drop shadows to make images “pop”

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Question: How can I make an image seem to lift off the page?

Answer: Drop shadows are graphic shadings that appear to be cast by an object on the page. You can add “depth” by using drop shadows on text, images, photographs and text boxes.

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Most word-processing and layout programs have functions for adding basic drop shadows. Use these links or search your program’s Help menu for steps.

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint:

Microsoft Publisher:

Note: When applying drop shadows, it’s best to use WMF images because the shadows are applied to the objects that make up the picture. With JPEG and TIFF images, shadows are applied to the rectangular canvas that contains the picture.

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