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I would like to create some Mac OS X 10.7 Windows "simulations" in Photoshop.

I would like to learn about the window's shadow parameters, like size, spread and distance.

Could anybody help me with this???

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What version of Windows are you trying to simulate. –  Mort Dec 4 '12 at 20:07
Are you just asking about shadows? Or is there something more? –  bassplayer7 Dec 5 '12 at 0:49
I am not trying to simulate Windows, I am trying to simulate Mac OS shadows –  Victor Dec 5 '12 at 20:49
@bassplayer7 I am talking just about the shadows, I already have made the rest of the frame –  Victor Dec 5 '12 at 20:50

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For Mac OS X standard windows use drop shadow with folowing parameters: black #000000 color with opacity 60%, angle 90º, distance 25px, size 50px, spread 0px.

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