Automate shadow creation Photoshop


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Automating shadow creation

Another method that we can automate our shadow creation is by adding our filters and noise to an automatic action. If we're creating a manual shadow, we're still going to have to do the initial drawing and painting of the shadow as you see here. After that, I can automate the rest of the features. First, I want to make sure that I've changed my shadow to a smart object and again, I can do that by right clicking and just converting it to a smart object. Then, I'm going to set up a new action that I'm going to call shadow.

Everything I do now, again, is going to be recorded. So, I'm going to go through the same steps we went to in an earlier movie. By going to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur and applying the appropriate Gaussian blur for the overall shadow. And then Filter>Blur>Motion Blur. Again, matching the angle of the highlights and shadows. And finally, adding 2% noise to the overall shadow to make it look a little more realistic, then simply click Stop to finish rec...

Automating shadow creation
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Automating shadow creation provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Kevin Stohlmeyer as part of the Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

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