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Post  Mudhen on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:18 pm


Do we have computer geeks in this forum?
I recently ran into an issue that I can’t solve.
If you look at the pic, you will see a slight drop shadow beside the text.
I have finished nearly 100 pictures with reference lettering and, until today, the shadow was not present.
It showed up all on its own. Worse still, when I select the text tool button to begin typing, the shadow also shows up in the text bar.
Again, this wasn’t happening before today.
Does anyone know how to solve this?

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Post  Jason_WI on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:13 pm

Need to know which version of windows you are using and what program you are using for specific directions. For general Windows text shadowing try this:

https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-enable-or-disable-shadows-for-texts-on-desktop-in-windows-2/

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Post  Levent Suberk on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 pm

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Post  Mudhen on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 pm

Hi Jason,
Win 7 Home Premium.
I use Paint Shop Pro for my graphics program, but I also edit in Microsoft Paint.
I saw the link you posted when I was researching earlier. But it didn't help.
I'm really stumped. I've never seen this one before.
If I have a picture loaded into paint, (or PSP,) and I want to add text to the photo, that's when the shadow appears.
I click on the pic to begin writing and there it is. After I save the pic, the shadow remains.
It's as if I activated something in word that causes a shadow to appear, but I can't figure out what.
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Post  Mudhen on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:46 pm

Thank You, Levent, but it didn't work.
I use PSP for complex graphics and MS Paint for basic text.
The version of paint I use is old and does not have the "Text Effects" option.
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Post  Jason_WI on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:01 pm

In PSP under effects/3D effects there is a drop shadow feature. Is this the effect you see?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ok7_cWyKU

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Post  Levent Suberk on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:10 pm

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Post  Mudhen on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 pm


Here's another pic.
The grey background is the picture to which I want to add text.
I click the place where I want the text added.
The text box opens with a flashing curser.
When I type a letter in the text box, that's when the shadow appears. It's not yet merged with the picture.
The shadow just appears in the text box while I'm typing.
If I merge it to the picture, then it also shows up on the pic.
It's very frustrating.
Thank you for the vid, but it's not a drop shadow 3-d effect. The smudge appears even before I can select any effects.
I forgot to mention.
Even before I type the text, while the curser is flashing, a smudge appears and disappears in sync with the curser.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:55 am

Not sure what you're seeing. I see no smudge or shadow in your two examples. Anyway, I'm running Mac so I'm no help.
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Post  Surfer_kris on Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:25 am

It sounds like you may simply have a problem with your screen?

If old images and even the cursor itself suddenly gets a shadow, that is the only logical explanation...?
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Post  Levent Suberk on Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:32 am

Print text and a text written photo on a plain paper. Is it shows?
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Post  fredvon4 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:34 pm

I run Win 10 and Google Chrome..I am NOT seeing the shadow for the B or the H posted....
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