Problems with drop shadow

From: Shay
Date: 14 Apr 2004
Time: 08:51:26
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Hey, I have just bought photoshop 7 and i'm a beginer at this. My problem is that after using the freeform pen tool and then make selection, I go to make the drop shadow and when I select it it doesnt put the drop shadow onto my shape instaed it goes onto the border of the page. What am i doing wrong????