Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding the shadow, part of Creating a Hallway Scene with Photoshop.
Let's add a shadow to our light switch. The easiest way to do this is simply to …paint it in place. We'll make a new layer and call it switch shadow. …Let's zoom out so we can see the whole height of it. …We'll start with a vertical. We'll use the Brush tool and select a …fairly small brush, maybe smaller than that, with black as the foreground color. …And we'll just paint straight down from the top of the switch.…
Now let's use a bigger brush to paint the shadow of the switch itself. …And because it's lit from the side, this shadow needs to be slightly elongated. …We'll also use a very small brush and paint a very fine shadow underneath these …clips, one on the bottom and another at the top. …And let's extend that drop shadow right to the top of the artwork. …And that's obviously much to strong, but we can make it less strong and more …appropriate by lowering the Opacity of the layer.…
If we drag this down to around about 65%, that's quite a good looking shadow. …We can see what we're doing easily when we paint the shadow in black. …
- Working with wood
- Color correction with the Curves adjustment
- Drawing wallpaper
- Creating a window
- Adding a lamp and switch
- Working with light and shade
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1. Working with Wood
2. Making the Door
3. Drawing the Wallpaper
4. The Window
5. Finishing the Door
6. Adding the Lamp and the Switch
7. Light and Shade
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