Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding depth with layer effects, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
Sometimes when you extract an object from a photo it might start to look a little …bit flat. For example, here I have an entrance sign …that was taken from a larger image. I'll go ahead and hold the Shift key and …click on the Layer Mask, so that we can see the original image with the Layer …Mask disabled. But once I re-enable that that Layer Mask …you can see that because this sign was hand painted. …And now because it's extracted out from it's original background, it sort of …looks a little cartoonish. It looks like it was drawn rather that photographed. …And so you might like to add a little bit of depth, depending on how you're using …that particular object. You might want to add some depth to it, …in order to make it stand out just a little bit better, or just to make it …look a little more interesting. And you can use Layer Effects to …accomplish exactly that. A very common Layer Effect is the drop …shadow of'course. So, lets start off by adding a drop …shadow to the sign, so that we can get a sense of depth.…
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentalswith Deke McClelland11h 35m Intermediate
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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