Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shadows on surfaces, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 1.
So now we're going to see what happens when our object's shadow goes over two …different surfaces. We're going to take our little object and …its shadow right here, and we're going to just move them over so that they're right …here, okay? So now the object is right there. …Well, we can see what's happening to the shadow right off the back. …Lets look at our light source again. So we know where our light source is, so …what we're going to do again is we're going to move our light source right over …to there, okay? Now we see that the shadows going to come …right across here. So, basically we need two shadows to …represent the single shadow casting over two surfaces.…
So, I'm going to duplicate the shadow. There's my second shadow, so let's turn …this one off for now. The one in back, what I'm going to do is, …is I'm going to select the platform, which is where that shadow is being cast. …And in that shadow I'm going to say, give it a mask. …So the mask conforms to the area that it was selected. …
- Understanding the vanishing point
- Establishing a light source
- Creating shadows on surfaces
- Creating reflections
- Aligning layers to add and remove objects