Yes. But, if the center section has been "cut out", the same lighting that would cause a shadow on the bottom of the rounded rectangle would also cause a shadow on the inner/upper inside edge. It does not appear natural with the shadow at the bottom only unless your plan is to place a photo inside.Is there an easier way to get a shadow on the outside of the frame WITHOUT having a shadow on the inside (frame is cutout in center)
OK. Let's look at what I stated......Ok, I am somehow not getting the same outcome:
....and here's what you stated...Create a new layer.
Make a selection of the outside of the rounded rectangle.
Fill the selection with white.
Lower the new layers fill to 0%.
Add a drop shadow layer style.
You have added a new step in the sequence.Create a new layer
Draw rectangle with rectangular marquee tool, fill white
Make a selection of the outside of the rounded rectangle like so?
Lower the new layers fill to 0%
Add a drop shadow layer style (on what layer?)
You should be doing this on a new layer above the original. If you do this correctly, you won't have to cut out anything.If I do it on the original rectangle layer, I can't get it only at the bottom and when I cut out the center, shadow is there again
I agree, but I'm trying to help with what the OP is asking for. Sorry.Frankly I don't see where anything suggested or that will be suggested is going to be any easier than simply making the drop shadow a separate layer and masking the parts you don't want. That should take you less than 10 seconds.
In your layers panel, you do not have a frame in layer 1.This is what I get when I do what you said and I still need "just a frame" .. cutout (that I can put over any image
No problem, I just don't see where anything is going to be any easier or faster.I agree, but I'm trying to help with what the OP is asking for. Sorry.
In your layers panel, you do not have a frame in layer 1.
You also don't have a white rectangle in layer 2....it looks like you have cut-out the rectangle with a white border. In my instructions I state to fill the rectangle, not outside the rectangle.
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This is what your layers panel should look like....
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This is what it will produce......
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If you have marching ants on the outside of another marching ant selection......
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And you fill that selection, it will fill between the two marching ant selections
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If you only have one marching ant selection.....
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It will fill in that selection...
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I have just found a good tips which help me create shadow