Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the basics of shadow, part of Artistic Concepts in Photoshop and Illustrator 1.
Shadows are important to make something look like it is, if fact in the scene. …Now, I don't guess at how shadows work. When I need to create a shadow in a …certain way, I'm going to go in there and study things. …I might make a little model or just look at things around me. …In this particular case, I need to see how a shadow was going to work as it went …up a staircase. I don't have a staircase handy, so I just …took a piece of paper and I folded it. And then, I lit the stylus and just …watched how did shadow travel up the stylus at certain lighting conditions. …we're going to look at this little piece here.…
Now, I did something similar to this back in my original photo realism series that …I did back in 2004. But here, we're going to take it a little …step further, because we're going to move things around a little bit. …We're going to create a shadow for this tree. …So, I've got the tree here, and I'm going to duplicate the tree. …And the one in back, which is going to be the shadow, I'm going to go and lock …
- Understanding the vanishing point
- Establishing a light source
- Creating shadows on surfaces
- Creating reflections
- Aligning layers to add and remove objects