Use Photoshop's Multiply Tool to Make Shadows More Realistic


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Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply

In order to create a realistic Drop Shadow for an image like this I can't really use the Layer Effects panel. I can't do begin with but then I am going to need to make some modifications to that. As you can see I have these two layers and the object is actually sitting on its own layer and it's the object that I want to add the Drop Shadow to. So that it looks like it is actually resting on the table here. So I'm going to go ahead and select that in the Layers panel, and then I'll choose the Effects panel to create our initial Drop Shadow.

So I'll choose Drop Shadow from the list, and let's just move that out and over to the right. You can see the problem with a Drop Shadow here is the shadows being cast on a wall behind it. So it's not laying down on the top of the table. But we'll go ahead and use this as a starting point. I'm going to increase the size a little bit, click OK. And now I need to separate the effect from the layer. ...

Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply
Video duration: 5m 57s 14h 58m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Making a cast shadow more realistic with Multiply provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Julieanne Kost as part of the Photoshop CC Essential Training

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Photography
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Photoshop
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