Creating shadows on the cables


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Creating shadows on the cables

Now that we understand how alpha channels work, let's see how it's used in the actual painting. I am going to zoom in up here to this shadow area up here, the shadow being cast on this wall. Now, if you really study how shadows work, you will notice that as they get further away from the object that's casting the shadow, it starts to soften up. So you see the shadow right here, that it's kind of sharp down here at the edge of the building, and it's getting softer as it gets further back. So let's create that effect right now using an alpha channel. I have here a file in which I've created a couple of layers.

You can see that I have the wall edge, right here-- that's this piece right here--the wall, which is this brown piece here, and a building, this blue area here. And the background just has gradient of grays. We are going to cast a shadow across this wall that's being cast by this blue building. The wall is a little recessed, so there will be a litt...

Creating shadows on the cables
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Creating shadows on the cables provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Bert Monroy: The Making of Times Square, The Tools

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Design
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Illustrator Photoshop
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