Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating realistic shadows, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
All right, well next let's take a look at how we can add some shadows to this photograph.…So here let's zoom in on the picture, so we can focus in on the area that we are working on.…What we are going to do in order to create a shadow is we are going to use the…mask which we have already created.…We will activate that as a selection and then fill it with black and then…transform it, so that we can use it as a shadow.…So hold down the Command key on a Mac or Ctrl key on Windows and then click on…the mask here for this particular layer.…
Next, create a new layer by clicking on the New Layer icon and we will name this…new layer shadow, then we will fill this with black by going to the Edit…pulldown menu, here we can select Fill and then we will use Black. Next click OK.…Well now that we have this filled with black, we will go to Select and choose…Deselect, and basically what we did is just fill that mask area with this black…color in order to be able to use this as a shadow.…Now to use it as a shadow, we obviously need to change where it's located.…
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