Creating a cast shadow from a layer


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Creating a cast shadow from a layer

In this exercise, I'll show you how to generate a shadow from the shark, so we cast the shadow onto the grass below. I've saved my progress as Deeper and more colorful.psd found inside the 06_color_range folder. The first step is to go ahead and lift the outline of the shark and we do that by Ctrl+Clicking or Command+Clicking on that layer Mask thumbnail for the shark layer and that will go ahead and give us access to the Selection Outline which we'll need to create the shadow. Now, go up to the Select menu, and choose Transform Selection and the idea is we want to go ahead and flip the selection and scale it.

So I'm going to drag this top handle all the way downward beyond the bottom handle like so, and then go up to the options bar, notice that the Height value has changed to some negative value. I want you to change it to exactly -35 %, and press the Enter key or the Return key on the Mac a couple of times in order to accept that modification. All right. Let's go ahea...

Creating a cast shadow from a layer
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Creating a cast shadow from a layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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