Creating a Drop Shadow Border to be imported to the Border Filter
Updated from 2019 for PR 2022
Note: There are many ways to do this in On1. This just seemed like a quick and easy way to me. Feel free to experiment.
This only need to be created once and then imported, but you can make a variety of different borders and import them all.
- Click File | New canvas
- Name it 'Drop Shadow', select Custom and set to 15" W and H. Click OK. An empty canvas will open in Edit
The transform tool used here is the one at the top of the tool well, not the one in Develop.
- Click the color fill icon to add a White Color Fill layer
- Then also add a black one and another white one
- You should have 3 layers now, White, Black and White
- Turn off the top white layer
- Select the middle Black layer and then the Transform tool
- Use the scale slider or mouse handles to reduce the black layer until there is an even white border all around.
- Turn on the top white layer and select it.
- Again, use transform to reduce the layer until you have your desired black pinline.
- Click the masking icon, enable color range and select the white inside of the pinline. Invert the mask. This should select the entire inner area.
- The second layer (black) should be showing through.
- Copy the mask from the first layer and paste it into lower two layers. The center area should now be transparent.
- Merge all layers
- You should now have a pinline border with transparent center
- Add a local adjustment. Select Paint with color (at the bottom) and set to Black.
- Open the Local adjustment masking options
- Add a gradient bug along the right edge with handle pointing down
- This should create a gradient that's black on the left and fades to white on the right.
- Adjust the gradient feather to be very narrow and position to create a shadow on the right edge
- Using a feathered brush, paint out the other three edges
- Add a second Local adjustment and set paint with color as before
- As above, open masking and add a gradient along the bottom edge with handle pointing left.
- This will temporarily cover the right side shadow.
- Adjust the gradient to create a shadow on the bottom edge
- Using a feathered brush, paint out the other three edges including the right edge with the first shadow.
- Save and Export as PSD and use extras manager to import to Borders filter.
It will look like this when used in the Borders filter...
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