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Old 03-17-2009, 09:50 AM
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Drop shadow with GIF's

I am having an issue with drop shadows in photoshop. I will retain a halo or the "fading" will go to complete blackout on my GIF. I am saving to web and devices on multi-colored backgrounds/patterns so matte isn't working and PNG's are not accepted on the Homestead Sitebuilder. Is there another way around this problem... please help!!!
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:11 AM
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Re: Drop shadow with GIF's

GIFs were not designed for compressing blurred stuff well, what I would end up doing is putting the logo photo or whatever behind the background dropping the shadow and then crop.
JPEGs on the other hand where designed to compress blurred stuff well, but they start developing artifacts where there is a sharp edge, that's where GIFs come in.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:55 AM
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Re: Drop shadow with GIF's

The drop shadow is on a pic. Jpeg/jpg does not support transparency so it has to be Gif or Png. I used the matte for my solid backgrounds last night and it works fine... still a bit iffy with the look of the shadow though.
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:43 AM
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Re: Drop shadow with GIF's

what I meant was to do something like what I did on the top logo of the forum here www.podergt.com/forum/ as you can see its a JPEG and its background is the same as the white background on the forum. That's what I meant with "I would end up doing is putting the logo photo or whatever (on top) the background dropping the shadow and then crop."
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:37 AM
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Re: Drop shadow with GIF's

You can check out my website and see for your self at what I am talking about. http://www.colebrookgoldens.com/
It isn't perfect, but I am steadily teaching myself by Youtube tutorials and such or just playing around.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:05 PM
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Re: Drop shadow with GIF's

well it looks ok when displayed in the page, I wouldn't worry about it cause you can't notice it until you see the photo alone
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