Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Making final color and tone adjustments, part of Photoshop for Photographers: Compositing.
All right, well now that we have brought in some of the basic shadows, what we…need to do is add a few more shadows and then also finish this one off by…modifying the overall color and tone.…So let's go and open the group for shadows and click into the topmost layer, then…let's create a new layer by clicking on the New Layer icon, we'll go ahead and…just name this one shadows. These are going to be some general shadows that'll…create by changing the layer blending mode to Soft Light, then we'll use our…Brush tool and here we'll paint with black.…We're going to paint with black with a real low opacity, right around 10% should work well.…
We'll also want to make sure we have a brush without any Hardness, a nice soft…edged brush here, so let's use a really small little brush here, maybe to 9 or 10…even will work well.…All right, well next we'll go ahead and just paint some shadows around the hand…and also underneath the leg.…I'm actually going to increase my brush size by pressing the right bracket key,…
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- Building in shadows
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