Unclipping and masking a shadow


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Unclipping and masking a shadow

In this exercise, we're going to unclip that shadow layer and mask it so that it casts a uniform shadow across all portions of the nameplate. I'll save my progress as Bad shadow bad glow.psd. Now, the problem is that Photoshop is calculating the clipping of the shadow layer into that new plate layer and then tracing the inner shadow around both elements. Now sometimes there is a way around that. What you can do and this is a little bit confusing and a little bit obscure, but I'm going to show it to you anyway because you may find it of use in the future and I will reemphasize these options in later chapters as well.

But one of the things you might be able to do, doesn't turn out to work in our case, but you might be able to double- click on the thumbnail for that clipping layer that is the layer that's called new plate and that will bring up the layer Style dialog box. And then you've got these check boxes right here; Blend Interior Effects as Group and Blend Clip...

Unclipping and masking a shadow
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Unclipping and masking a shadow provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop Masking and Compositing: Fundamentals

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Design
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Photoshop
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