By James Fritz | Friday, July 12, 2013
This week’s technique covers the basics of working with displacement maps.
Displacement maps are an old but incredibly powerful feature inside Adobe Photoshop. This week Bert covers the basics of creating a realistic shadow using the Displace filter. He begins by creating a cast shadow with a simple distortion and a few masks. Next he applies the Displace filter to a darkened copy of the background layer to increase the depth of the shadow. Finally he paints in some subtle touches to finish off the effect.
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