PHOTOSHOP? Drop Shadow Distortion

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When in PS CS5 or 6 using the drop shadow, if shadow is large it gets distortions on corners. Instead of round corner you get series of flat straight lines at angles going around corner on text. Also there is no way to change the type of shadow. See image.
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Rick Adams

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Posted 4 years ago

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Nathan Adams

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I have this same issue! It can be soooo annoying trying to work and large documents and you have this. It looks very tacky and undesirable....

Please fix this Adobe.
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Chris Cox

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Neither example you give looks like Photoshop's drop shadow effect. And the layer styles rendering code hasn't changed in a long time.

What effect settings are you using?
And did you accidentally change the settings between versions?
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I am a sign man and the left ex. is size and choke way up. The one on the right is what I wish it could do as a sign man.
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Rick Adams

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I meant to say size and spread
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Then you aren't talking about distortion at all, but a request for a completely different effect (more of a 3D extrusion than a shadow).
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It does distort on corners, look at flat lines around the corner. Looks awful when enlarging on sign
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If it isn't working any differently from how it worked before, then it isn't distortion - that is just the way it works.
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Rick is correct. 100% spread creates very jagged edges in large documents, making it unusable in such cases. Seems to be poor anti-aliasing (or none at all).
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This problem still exists today and makes 100% spread unusable in large documents.

My post on this here.