Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a shadow, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
Our figure is now lit by the street lamp above her but there's something missing. …She should of course, be casting a shadow both on the ground beneath her, and on …the wall behind her. Let's fix that now with the easy way to …add shadows to a scene. So we'll Zoom in so we can see her more clearly. …The lamp is above, so the shadow must to be cast on the fence, on the wall and …running along the ground to her feet. And that may seem quite complex, adding a …shadow to multiple surfaces. But actually, it's very easy to do. …We'll start off by loading up the woman as a selection again.…
And we can do that by Cmd clicking on a Mac, Ctrl clicking on a PC, on the Thumbnail. …And there she is as a selection. Let's make a new layer, and we'll call …this one shadow. We'll set the foreground color to black, …the D key, will set the foreground and background to the default black and white. …And now we can fill the selection with our foreground color, and a simple way to …fill with a foreground is to use Alt+Delete on a PC, Option+Delete on a Mac. …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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