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I have messed around with a few options, but have not come up with a good solution to recreate this gradient drop shadow effect.

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this may help you: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/18034/… –  Matt May 23 '13 at 20:21
    
possible duplicate of Photoshop curved Shadow –  Scott May 24 '13 at 17:07

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I imagine one of the reasons why you are having difficulty with this shadow is because it kind of gets smaller in the center, it doesn't go all the way to the ends.

I would re-create it using a new element:

  • Create a white rectangle (your page) over a gray background

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  • In a nee layer under the rectangle, draw a black oval shape the size of your desired shadow

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  • Select the oval, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and blur your shape until it looks like the shadow. Because it's under the white rectangle, you should only see the bottom part.

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You can also add a little drop-shadow to the white paper, minimal.

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These are both good options but it seems to almost be a masked gradient on the drop shadow? I'll see if I can make this gaussian blur work in the mean time. –  Zack Aronson May 23 '13 at 21:27
    
Yes, that's another good option! –  Yisela May 23 '13 at 21:28

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