could someone tell me how I would make a photo standout or popout in front of a background, I have corel x3 and adobe photoshop 5.0
Thank you in advance
This is a quess: You need a "Drop Shadow".
It creates the illusion which you probably want. An object or image seems to hover over the background.
An example in Photoshop:
Here a black, but blurred rectangle is added as a layer (=Shadow) between the flying object and the background.
That rectangle was actually a copy of the flying object, but turned to black with the levels control, shifted a little aside with the arrow tool and finally the opacity of the layer was reduced to make the shadow a little lighter.
The flying object has got a little contrast boost to make it different than the background.
Drop shadow is available in many programs as effect - no messing with blurring and extra layers. In Photoshop it's available as a layer style (= add the drop shadow to a layer).
Important: Several objects appear to have different hovering altitudes if they have different drop shadows. The apparent distance depends also on
There's surely at least a hundred tutorials available. Search for Drop Shadow!