Masking natural cast shadows


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Masking natural cast shadows

We are going to start things off by creating a shadow mask that will allow us to convey the shadow as it was actually captured by the camera. So this is a natural shadow photographed against a white background, and you can see that it's a fairly natural white background that's going on here, it's not a fakey white background, the image hasn't been messed with. So we have a lot of gradations of luminosity going on here. We want to capture and convey all of those gradations into a different image. This image right here, this will be the final version of the composition. And you can see that I have made the shadow darker, so I have enhanced that shadow but it is the original shadow. I haven't gone in there and painted in some additional details.

And I have also managed to capture the varying degrees of focus that are associated with the hands. So the hand in the foreground is out of focus, whereas the pen nib which is relatively in the background here is in sharp focus. ...

Masking natural cast shadows
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Masking natural cast shadows provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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