Adjusting Angle and Altitude


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Adjusting Angle and Altitude

In this exercise, I explain how to use the Angle and Altitude values, which allow you to define the location of the light source in the sky. We'll also touch on this Use Global Light check box, which becomes very important when you're adjusting directional effects. By directional effects, I mean the big three, which are Drop Shadow - and notice I press Ctrl+1 or Cmd+1 to switch to Drop Shadow incidentally. Notice that there is an Angle value. It's dimmed, because the Drop Shadow is not currently turned on. We also have a Use Global Light setting.

So Angle and Use Global Light exist for Drop Shadow. They also exist for Inner Shadow, which I selected by pressing Ctrl+2 or Cmd+2 on the Mac. The reason I'm working from the keyboard, by the way, is so I don't end up turning these check boxes on. I don't want to do that at this point. I'll press Ctrl+5 or Cmd+5 on the Mac to switch to Bevel and Emboss. Not only do you have Angle and Use Global Light, but you also have...

Adjusting Angle and Altitude
Video duration: 7m 8s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Adjusting Angle and Altitude provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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