Project 1: Working with shadows


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Project 1: Working with shadows

One of the things that we want to do at this point is start to add some shadows so that this composite begins to look a little bit more realistic. Again, it looks like she is floating on top of the books rather than sitting on the books. Now, there are a couple of different strategies that you can take when working with shadows. One easy approach which you can begin to use and then modify is to create a drop shadow, to then copy that drop shadow to its own layer, and then to mask in particular areas of the shadow that are relevant. Let me show you what I mean. Well here on our top layer, we'll go ahead and double-click this layer and we'll click to add Drop Shadow.

Now the Drop Shadow that we want is going to be pretty tight and we also want it to show up underneath the image. So we'll go ahead and change the direction there and I'll bring the distance down a bit so we can see that. Now, press Spacebar in the image to move it over there so we can actually see what we have. N...

Project 1: Working with shadows
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Project 1: Working with shadows provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS5: Creative Compositing

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Photography
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