> Hello people,
> I do the following:
> 1) A solid background,
> 2) A text of 5 lines, which is generated on a new layer
> 3) I move the text around a bit to align it, using the move tool,
> With the text layer selected, I use tha drop-shadow, hoping to create a
> shadow of the text, but instead, the shadow layer appears _before_ the
> selected text layer, and the background layer gets displaced to the right
> and below.
> No shadow is visible. If I do the drop shados before 3), then the shadow
> is rendered correctly.
> Am I doing something wrong here? I installed 2.4.5 to be sure the problem
> wasn't in 2.4.4 only.

I think you are probably doing something wron.

Open the layers dialogue so you see what is going on.

Make a new transparent layer

Make your text

Move it around

Merge down to the new transparent layer

Drop shadow it


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