Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a shadow, part of Photoshop: Creating Composites (2012).
Okay. I'm not going to pretend that this is a …realistic composite image. It's a very fun image and I had a lot of …fun playing around with it but, it's far from realistic. …You're simply not going to find an oyster catcher walking across the roadway in the …middle of the Alps and of course if you did, it would not be this tiny little …oyster catcher compared to the size of the road here. …But just because you're creating a composite image, doesn't mean it has to …be realistic, you can have fun with composite images as well and when you're …blending an object into a new surrounding, sometimes you might want to …add a shadow in order to produce a more realistis result.…
Let's take a look at how we can create a shadow for this oyster catcher. …I'm going to start off by using the Layer Mask for that oyster catcher layer as the …basis of a new layer that will define my shadow. …So I'll hold the Ctrl key on Windows or the Cmd key on Macintosh while clicking …on the Layer Mask Thumbnail for my oyster catcher layer and that will load a …
- Composite concepts
- Creating automatic composites
- Image compositing
- Refining layer masks
- Matching images
- Adding effects to composites
- Using layer groups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Composite Concepts
2. Automatic Composites
3. Image Compositing
4. Refining Layer Masks
5. Matching Images
6. Adding Effects to Composites
7. Using Layer Groups
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