Hi Elly here,
Today I will show you how to use and shadow a washi tape.
If you played along every day in our LAD: Layout-a-Day Winter Whites, you have 2 tapes now, 1 came with the mini from January 8 and the other with the mini from January 20. You can use any tape to follow this Quick Tip.
- Place the tape on your document.
- I used Toiny’s swd-winter-whites-tape02
- If you want the tape more translucent, lower the opacity
- Now give the tape a drop shadow.
Click at the bottom of the Layers panel on the fx button
- Choose Drop Shadow
- These are my settings, you can adjust the color to your layout
Blend Mode: Linear Burn
Color: # 4e606e
Distance: 6 px
Size: 21 px
- Put the shadow on a separate layer:
Right click on the fx button at the right of the tape layer and choose Create Layer
- Now you have new layer below the tape layer
Because the tape is partly translucent we are going to remove the shadow behind the tape
- Make sure the Shadow layer of the tape layer is active.
Ctrl + click on the layer thumbnail of the tape layer. You see the walking ants around the tape
Click on the Delete button
- Deselect: Ctrl + D or Menu Select/Deselect
- Only the shadow of the tape has left, the tape is clear.
That’s all for the shadowed translucent washi tape.
My finished layout, which I created with Winter Whites mini’s from the previous days
I made a washi tape freebie which is perfect for those of you with incompatible software to follow the Quick Tip, or those of just short on time today.