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I have already tried doing with Drop Shadow settings and i could only produce a black smudged shadow, not the spotted one. Look at this text. Can you see that spotted shadow behind the text? I want to know how to do that.

Is it related with brushes? Or something in the drop shadow? Or maybe something else? Please Help Me.

Also, does someone know the font name?

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    You might want to google 'halftone drop shadow', with 'Photoshop' and 'tutorial' thrown in.
    – Vincent
    Dec 5, 2014 at 9:59

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Start with a normal Drop Shadow. Play a little with the settings (Don’t forget to use Spread). enter image description here

Right-click the Effect Layer and select Create Layer (Ignore any warning dialogue).

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Merge the new Drop Shadow layer with your white background (Or create a Smart Object from them). If you like you can tweak the shadow a little bit with Curves or Levels to make the core of the shadow darker.

Now Select Filter > Pixelate > Color Halftone. The first input box controls the size of the dots. Fill the rest of them with the same value to get a b/w halftone effect instead of a colored one.

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If you worked with Smart Objects, you can now still change the settings a little bit to get a better result.

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