Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the final shadows and sharpening, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
All right, well here we're going to finish off this project.…And let's start off by working on some shadows and then we'll finish it by…modifying the color just a little bit and also by sharpening the overall image.…One of things that I want to do is I want to add a shadow for this rope down…here, also we need to create some point of contact shadows where the subject…is touching the can.…So here let's go ahead and click to expand our rope folder and then down at the…bottom we'll use the same layer as before, this rope layer here, press Command+J…on the Mac, Ctrl+J on Windows, we'll go ahead and name this rope-shadow and what…we're to do with this is we'll Command+T or Ctrl+T this, we're going to go ahead…and rotate this down here.…
We're going to bring this down so that we have this little shadow which is…coming off of the rope here, we want to follow that angle that we have for the…shadow which is coming off of the coke can, and then press Enter or Return.…Next go ahead and reduce the Opacity of the layer, we'll bring this way down we…
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