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#1 legal_memories

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:36 AM

I am just getting back into digital scrapbooking since getting a new laptop over the summer and PSE 12 in September - one month before 13 came out, but anyway, I am noticing that fewer people seem to use drop shadows.  What is your view?

 

I always thought drop shadows helped with the design, but I notice that when some people don't use drop shadows their layouts look more like magazine style layouts and a little more modern.  Are there any rules about when to use drop shadows? 


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#2 wendyzine

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:20 AM

I always use drop shadows! I don't think pages look "real" without them. They don't have to be heavy, but they give definition to a page. I don't like pages that don't have any shadows or texture. To me they just don't look right.

 

But, to each their own! Do what YOU like and go for the look YOU want!


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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:13 PM

I don't think so. I use drop shadows. I think the overemphasized drop shadows may be used less, but drop shadows are still used overall.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:48 PM

I think they make digital layouts look less flat. I like them.

They must not be completely out because Traci Reed is doing a class at Creative Live about them next month.

 

(she has 3 classes in Jan https://www.creative...t=1&upcoming=0)



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Posted 24 December 2014 - 05:25 AM

I'm still drop shadowing - I use One Little Bird's styles so it makes it pretty easy and they are pretty middle of the road.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 08:01 AM

Interesting comment. Is it one particular site? I think flat design is popular in graphic design but I do not see it as a popular style in scrapbooking. Personally, I find pages without shadows do not keep my interest as much as those that are shadowed. I agree with L squared, styles are certainly the way to make shadows easy. I really appreciate folk who tweak shadows but it does take time and I rarely have that!
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#7 janygb143

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:03 AM

I use them, but I don't spend much time on them. I apply styles that I've made or from Mommyish. Once in a while I'll use the warp tool to make it look like a paper is curling up, or that a flower is a little "ruffled", but I like to keep it simple. I need a good (easy) tutorial if I'm going to advance anymore!

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 02:48 AM

I use presets. I have dropped drop shadows on my PL style pages since I want them to match the pages I create in the iPhone app.


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#9 wendyzine

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:47 AM

There is a very, very slight shadow in the PL app. It's so tiny, but it's there. And I think the color changes slightly depending on the box color. You might need a super subtle shadow style so it will match. :)


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#10 KateD

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 05:42 AM

I'm still using drop shadows; I like my pages to look as real as possible. If I was making a photo book and wanted a more graphic look, I probably wouldn't use a drop shadow for those pages. I wouldn't be layering scrapbook papers and using embellishments on those pages, though.


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 04:47 AM

There is a very, very slight shadow in the PL app. It's so tiny, but it's there. And I think the color changes slightly depending on the box color. You might need a super subtle shadow style so it will match. :)


Wendy, I got back my prints from Persnickety (12x12) and can't see a drop shadow on the app pages. But some cards do appear to have a hairline border. I inadvertently printed one layout with straight edges so now I have every option covered in Lucy's baby book! PL app, Pl app rounded corners, digi with and without shadows. I'll somehow make them consistent before it print them as a photobook though


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