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How To Make Realistic Shadows in Photoshop

Learn this Super-Simple way to create highly-realistic shadows in Photoshop!

By having realistic natural shadows in your composite, your subject will fit better within the scene make the entire image more cohesive.

Three of the most difficult things to get right when creating shadows are color, perspective, and shape. In this video, I’m going to show how to get all these right to create realistic shadows in Photoshop!

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📘 INDEX – How To Make Realistic Shadows in Photoshop
00:45 – How others create a shadow
01:50 – The Problem with common techniques
03:28 – Shadow color
04:50 – Match Shadow Perspective
05:45 – Use Puppet Warp to distort the shadow
07:16 – Blur the Shadow
07:40 – Add a contact shadow
09:15 –  Use the Gradient Tool to fade the shadow.  

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