I'm designing a site for a client. And I was wondering if I could get some help using shadows to create a "folded" effect on this div. The div overlaps the bottom edge of the header, and I want to give the impression of a crease in the image, where the bottom half lifts off the page.

I've got Photoshop, here's what I have so far (UPDATED):

first attempt

I needs to crease right at the bottom of the header, and I need a drop shadow that comes off. Could anyone give me some tips on how I could create such a shadow in Photoshop?

Final version:

revised version


Edit: New pic, a better example of what I'm going for, help me perfect it if you can. Thank you!

  • i am not getting what you need :( do you have any example image such as what you want to achieve ?
    – Jack
    Aug 20, 2011 at 4:44
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    Similar question with good answers at graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/1912/…
    – Farray
    Aug 20, 2011 at 5:26
  • Yeah, that's kind of what I'm going for, but my implication is a bit different. I've done some work in Pixelmator, and I've made a new example to show you what I'm after. My first one kidna sucks, give me a minute.
    – alt
    Aug 20, 2011 at 5:54
  • I updated for new pic.
    – alt
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:17
  • this is very easy with the help of photoshop holdon
    – Jack
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:24

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This is very easy to achieve(according to your updated pic) ages ago i did the same for a project,

what you have to do is just follow this better drop shadow in photoshop tutorial, and you are done, i am sure this will help you

  • In addition to this, I used some of the techniques presented in @Farray's link. I've posted my final above.
    – alt
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:48
  • now its looking really great cheers
    – Jack
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:52
  • just one advise make it bit light its too much black in shadows at last as you like.
    – Jack
    Aug 20, 2011 at 6:53
  • YEs, I realized that and corrected it.
    – alt
    Aug 20, 2011 at 7:00
  • When i saw the picture, first thing that came to mind was "shadows". For that i will upvote!
    – Luuk
    Aug 22, 2011 at 8:19

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