Tip supplied by Cynical.
Start with a new RGB image. Type some text using type tool
Window/Palettes/Show Layers Palette (don't click Hide, it means you have it one the screen already :)
Now click that right arrow button and choose Duplicate Channel...
Go to Channel #4 copy and Filter/Blur/Gaussian Blur/3.0
Now switch to RGB channel, select all and fill it with color (white for example)
Ok, here you go..
You can apply some effects like colorzing it..
Then load selection #4 again and use Alien Skin Drop Shadow (it's free and available on the net).
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