Photoshop Elements: REQ for drop shadows on separate layer

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I'd like a checkbox in the drop shadows options to have the drop shadow created on a separate layer. This would allow using Displacement Mapping on the drop shadow only, creating the effect of the drop shadow being "on" the background image and the undistorted shape causing the drop shadow to be floating above the background.
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Ken

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This feature is available in the professional version of Photoshop (Layer>Layer Style>Create Layer) but not in Photoshop Elements. This is just one of many examples of how Photoshop is a more fully featured application than Photoshop Elements.
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Ken

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Fine. I ammend my original idea to request that that feature be migrated "down" to PSE.

You guys are falling behing PaintShopPro which does have that feature, even though it's not a "fully featured" "professional" application.