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Using displacement maps to create shadows

Today we're going to look at a feature that's been overlooked for a long time. It's been there as long as Photoshop has been around, but most people don't know what it is and most people ignore it completely, yet it's an extremely powerful tool. First, let's create something that's going to take advantage of that little feature. I've got this shaker here and what I want to do is create a shadow. There's a light source back here somewhere. So I'm going to take a, this shaker and duplicate it. And put it in back here. We'll call this one the shaker shadow.

So what I'm going to do is I'm going to lock the transparency for it. And we're going to fill it with black. Okay. Now, let's unlock the transparency. And we'll go in there and do a little a little distort to it. I'm going to grab this corner here and drag it down, and drag this corner down here. And bring this up into here. And we have this nice, long shadow, like so. Click OK. Now, tha...

Using displacement maps to create shadows
Video duration: 7m 27s 24h 8m Intermediate Updated Jul 22, 2016

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Using displacement maps to create shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Bert Monroy as part of the Pixel Playground

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Design Photography
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Illustrator Photoshop
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