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seth
Photoshop realistic shadow
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on Aug 30, 2005 at 11:12:28 pm

Point 1:
I'm trying to produce a realistic shadow.

Point 2:
I would like the shadow to have harder edges the closer it is to the object.

Methods Tried:
-I've tried making two 50% grey layers with different gaussian blurs applied to them with layer masks used to smoothly transistion between the two layers, but it still doesn't look right.
-I've also tried using brushes with varying widths and hardnesses

Are there methods you have liked that you could share? Any help is appreciated.


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seth
Re: Photoshop realistic shadow
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on Sep 1, 2005 at 10:34:58 pm

For those interested:
I've been experimenting with a linear black to white gradient in an alpha channel and applying that channel in an lens blur. So far it will only blur the interior of a clipped object. My next task is to see how to blur the edges of a clipped object.


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Jim Kanter
Re: Photoshop realistic shadow
on Sep 2, 2005 at 9:28:59 pm

1. Try using blur brushes of varying sizes and flows.

2. Use gradient selections to apply blurs. (Put a gradient in a channel and load the channel as a selection.)

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


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