Creating a cast shadow with Multiply


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Creating a cast shadow with Multiply

When it comes to adding a Drop Shadow to a layer inside Photoshop they have made that pretty easy. There is a Drop Shadow layer style. We'll just click on the layer that we want to add the Drop Shadow to and at the bottom of the Layers panel the little Effects icon where you can choose Drop Shadow from the menu. You'll notice that by default the blend mode for a Drop Shadow is set to Multiply because you want your pixels to darken the underline pixels underneath the shadow, and of course you can grab your Move tool here and position the shadow outside the dialog box here manually and you can lower the Opacity, you can change it's Size, make it softer or harder and what not.

I am going to go ahead and hit Cancel here. We're going to use the old school method for creating a shadow because there is no effect for a Cast Shadow, meaning a shadow that trails off at an angle. So we're going to do that the old fashion way. We're going to begin by duplicating the Silhou...

Creating a cast shadow with Multiply
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Creating a cast shadow with Multiply provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop Blend Mode Magic

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