Create your own shadow Use brushes Photoshop


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Creating your own shadow using brushes

When you do not have an original shadow to use, or your product shot does not include one, you may have to create your own shadow from scratch. In this case, I do have a natural shadow but it's on a red background and there's a lot of dust and scratches in the background, so it's just going to be easier for me to recreate this by hand. So I already have my clipped out image here without the shadow. Since I do have a natural shadow, what I can do is use a white background layer and drop the opacity back to help me see the original shadow and then manually draw one.

If I don't have this kind of resource I can just start by creating my own shadow layer. So first I'm going to create a blank layer and I'm going to call this layer shadow one. Then, taking my brush tool and my stylus or my mouse, I'm going to adjust my brush size to an adequately sized shadow area. So nothing larger than the object. And in this case, since I have these fine rings of jewelry, I'm starting with th...

Creating your own shadow using brushes
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Creating your own shadow using brushes 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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