Layer Properties

You can now adjust the layers of your project with the multiple layer properties options to create a Drop Shadow, Glow Effect, Outline, and Border. To apply any of the layer properties to your layer, select your desired layer so that the Properties box will appear.

How to Add a Drop Shadow

You can apply a Drop Shadow to all layer types: text, images, graphics, and shapes.

Drop Shadow Layer Property

Step 1: Click a layer on the canvas to select it.

Step 2: Once you have the layer selected, choose Drop Shadow from the layer properties on the left.

Step 3: Use the sliders to adjust the Distance, Angle, Blur, Size, Density, and Opacity.

Step 4: Click on the Color box to select the color of the drop shadow. You can input a color hex code, manually choose a color from the color spectrum, as well as use the eyedropper tool to select a color that’s already within your image.

Create a Glow Effect With Drop Shadow

Glow Effect - Drop Shadow

Step 1: Click a layer on the canvas to select it.

Step 2: Once you have the layer selected, choose Drop Shadow from the layer properties on the left

Step 3: Set the distance to zero.

Step 4: Use the sliders to adjust Blur, Size, Density, and Opacity as needed. 

Step 5: Click on the Color box to select the color of the glow.

Border

You can now add a Border to Image Layers

Borders - Layer Properties

Step 1: Click an image layer on the canvas to select it.

Step 2: Once you have the layer selected, choose Border from the layer properties on the left.

Step 3: Click on the Color box to select the color of your Border. You can input a color hex code, manually choose a color from the color spectrum, as well as use the eyedropper tool to select a color that’s already within your image.

Step 4: Adjust the Thickness slider to the desired size.

Creating Outlines on Image Layers With Transparencies

Outlines with transparent PNG.jpg

Step 1: Click a layer on the canvas to select it.

Step 2: Once you have the layer selected, choose Drop Shadow from the layer properties on the left.

Step 3: Use the sliders to adjust the Distance to zero, Angle to 180°, Blur to 8%, Size to 100%, Density to 65%, and Opacity to 100%.

Step 4: Click on the Color box to select the color of the drop shadow. You can input a color hex code, manually choose a color from the color spectrum, as well as use the eyedropper tool to select a color that’s already within your image.

Any of the settings can be adjusted to fit your desired outline size! 

At any time if you wish to remove the applied layer property to your layer, select the layer and deselect the property box. 

Have questions about the different layers that you can use and how to use them?  Head over to our Introduction to Layers article to learn more! 

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