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Morris Barrier
Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 27, 2005 at 6:56:28 pm

I'm brand new to Photoshop and I've been unable to find a book or online tutorial for what I'd like to do. I have an extracted image of a person in a wide shot composition. I'd like to create a full body shadow cast behind him. I've worked with the fx shadows but that apparently won't work. Is there a way to do this? It seems like it should be rather simple.

Thanks.


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David
Re: Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 27, 2005 at 8:18:44 pm

"I'm brand new to Photoshop..."

Start with "Adobe Photoshop CS one-on-one" by DEKE McCLELLAND


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Morris Barrier
Re: Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 28, 2005 at 2:06:07 am

Lucky me! I happened to pick this one up at the library.

Thanks.


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mathdreamer
Re: Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 27, 2005 at 8:44:52 pm

Hi,

Another option is to go to lynda.com.
$25 per month unlimited for any video tutorial.
Has training for Photoshop and
Advanced stuff including how to make realistic shadows by Bert Monroy.
He is amazing.

-Rob


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Jim Kanter
Re: Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 28, 2005 at 7:40:20 pm

1. Make a duplicate layer of the body shape.
2. Select the body shape area and fill with black.
3. Do an Edit > Transform > Shear to set the black at a diagonal
4. Blur to taste the far end of the shape.
5. Move the layer directly below the original body shape.

Jim Kanter,
Digital Film Institute
http://www.dfilminst.com


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Lars Thomas
Re: Casting a shadow in photoshop
on Apr 28, 2005 at 9:03:56 pm

At the bottom of the layers palette click the little cursive "f." Choose "drop shadow." Adjust to your taste.
Lars


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