Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding shading behind the door, part of Creating Perspective with Photoshop.
We need to make this open door look more realistic, and we can do this by adding a …little shading behind the door. So we'll go to the Door layer, and move …one layer down. We'll make a new layer and call this One Shadows. …And we can paint directly on this layer using our paintbrush with a large …Soft-edged brush. We'll set the foreground color to black, …and we can do this by pressing D, and that key sets the foreground to black and …the background to white. Let's lower the opacity to around 40% and …start to paint in behind the door. We have a very big brush to start with …and we can use this to add some general shading cast by the door on this bookcase behind.…
Make the brush a little smaller to add some more shading, maybe go along the …floor and up the wall a little bit. Now let's zoom in, use a much smaller …brush, and add a little more shading directly beneath the door. …When you're adding shading like this, it always helps to work the low opacity and …build up the shadow in small stages. With the shading added, this open door …
- Why is perspective important?
- Finding the vanishing point
- Using existing perspective to draw additional elements
- Correcting perspective
- Using the Vanishing Point filter
- Perspective cropping
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Why Is Perspective Important?
Composing the scene5m 21s
2. Opening Doors
3. Correcting Perspective
4. The Vanishing Point Filter
5. Perspective Cropping
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