Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the shadow, part of Photoshop: Creating Perspective.
Even with the perspective corrected, this truck still doesn't look like it's really …part of the street, and that's because it isn't casting a shadow on the road behind it. …So let's paint one in. We'll go to the background layer and make …a new layer, and we'll call this one shadow. …And let's zoom in. I'm going to switch to the brush tool, …and choose a large soft edged brush. Perhaps slightly smaller than that.…
With black as the foreground color... I'm going to paint the shadow underneath this. …If we paint at 100% opacity, it's going to make a very unconvincing looking shadow. …It's just too solid, and we get very little control this way, so let's undo that. …We'll reduce the opacity of the brush, to let's say, 40%. …And we can do that using the number keys. Four on the keyboard gives us 40%, eight …gives us 80% and so on. We'll return to our 40%.…
It'll paint a shadow directly underneath the truck. …At 40% opacity, that isn't enough. So let's build it up by painting it again. …And again. And again. …
- 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 22s
2. Opening Doors
3. Correcting Perspective
4. The Vanishing Point Filter
5. Perspective Cropping
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