Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video 3D shadows and reflections, part of Photoshop CS6 New Features.
Another great thing about Photoshop CS6 where 3D is concerned is its ability to…preview shadows and reflections, before you render the scene, particularly those…that are cast onto the ground plane.…Let me explain what I mean.…I have this 3D bull layer selected here in the Layers panel and the only thing…it contains is this bull mesh.…So, just as single object in the scene and yet it's casting a Shadow.…In truth, there is really nothing to cast this shadow onto except this Invisible Grid…Called the Ground Plane, and you can see the Ground Plane by switching over to…the Move tool, which is your primary 3D editing tool in Photoshop, and it's that…grid that the bull is standing on.…
And that Ground Plane can accept both shadows and reflections inside…Photoshop CS6, and to see what that looks like, I'll go ahead and switch over to a 3D panel.…Make sure my Environment is selected at the top of the list and then in the…Properties panel I'll scroll down.…And you could see this item called Ground Plane and it lists both Shadows…
- Enabling auto recovery and background saving
- Filtering layers in the Layers panel
- Modifying multiple layers at once
- Applying layer effects to groups
- Working with the Content-Aware tools
- Redeveloping photos in Camera Raw 7
- Creating depth of field with the Blur Gallery
- Correcting wide-angle panoramas
- Filling and stroking shape layers
- Editing videos in the Timeline panel
- Previewing 3D shadows and reflections
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 1/15/2013. What changed?
A: The course was revised to address the new Photoshop features and enhancements bundled with the Creative Cloud update released in December 2012. We added a second chapter to the course, detailing the new enhancements. We cover the Liquify and Blur Galleries, which now support Smart Objects; creating conditional actions; auto-naming merged layers; moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly; creating global default type styles; and copying CSS code from specialty layers. We also cover two improvements to the 3D package included with Photoshop Extended: enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit color and the new default 3D image-based light. We also updated the exercise files with new files for Chapter 2 and added an introductory video to the beginning of Chapter 2 that outlines the improvements.
Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brusheswith John Derry1h 42m Intermediate
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
1. The New Features
2. New with The Creative Cloud
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