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I am trying to create a design like the following image:

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I tried to replicate this by creating another layer and changing the blending options (adding a drop shadow) for it. This is the image I ended up with (missed that separation kind of design), I was not satisfied with the results.

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Here are the settings I used for my attempt:

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How can I produce the 3D effect done in the first image?

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It simply looks like a standard, almost default, drop shadow layer style.


In your case, it would appear you've got the image cropped so tight any shadow won't appear. You need to extend the visible area.

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