Shadows in PhotoShop

Andy    November 21, 2019

During a recent Member’s Minis Andy gave a presentation on how to add drop shadows into your images using PhotoShop.

During his presentation Andy demonstrated adding simple drop shadows as a way make your image look as if it was a print on a background.

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Adding a drop shadow for a 3D effect

Then he used a similar technique to combine 2 images into a composite with realistic shadows under and to the side of the main subject with a colour tone to pull the images together.

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Adding realistic shadows

You can review Andy’s presentation, including the list of shortcuts used by downloading the notes from here.