Shadow feature (not drop-shadow)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by W.G.D., Oct 19, 2006.

  1. W.G.D.

    W.G.D. Guest

    VERY new to CS2, could/would someone, please, point me to directions on how
    to create a shadow of an object. The object is a table - top and four legs.
    I would like to create a soft shadow where the legs and top will be
    "projected" from an arbitrary light source.

    (Object has already been extracted.)

    W.G.D., Oct 19, 2006
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  2. W.G.D.

    Harry Limey Guest

    There are lots of tutorials on shadows!!

    If you are not going to use the in-built drop shadow feature! you will need
    to make a feathered selection of the table, fill with a gradient black to
    dark grey - the black of the shadow will need to tail off into grey towards
    its extremities!!
    You will then need to use the various transform features to mould your new
    shadow shape as you would like it (on a new layer of course - where you can
    adjust the opacity) place the cut-out table shape layer on top of the shadow
    layer, you can blend the shadows ends with a soft eraser brush set to 10% or

    If you are new to Photoshop you really need to look up tutorials for what
    you are trying to do, there are thousands on the web, mostly for free!!
    Harry Limey, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. W.G.D.

    W.G.D. Guest

    Thanks Harry . . . . Appreciate the detailed feedback.
    W.G.D., Oct 21, 2006
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    Routemeister Guest

    Routemeister, Oct 25, 2006
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