How does light affect your product's shadow? Photoshop


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How does light affect your product's shadow?

Shadows are probably one of the most critical steps in making your silhouetted image look real. A realistic shadow can help anchor an object to the piece or cause it to look as if it were floating. We will look at two techniques in this series to create shadows; using the existing shadow or creating a shadow from scratch. First of all we want to look at our object and consider how the light is approaching the object. Does the object cast a shadow? Are there any reflections? Or, in this case, with this shot we see that there are no shadows at all, but I can tell that the light is coming from the right-hand side because that's where the highlights are coming in from the object.

So, if I were to create my own shadow, I would have to take into account the natural light source before I create my shadow over on the left. With this shot, I actually do have a little remnant of a shadow, but a common situation is the photographer cropped this. And I actually don't have enough room for the shadow to complet...

How does light affect your product's shadow?
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How does light affect your product's shadow? 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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