Realistic human shadow

20.4.2009, 11:50
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This tutorial will show you how to create a realistic human shadow using some special photoshop tips and tricks.

Step 1

Create a new Photoshop document. After that, set your object on new layer.

Step 2

Now, you must to duplicate your object layer, so choose right click on object layer from layer palettes and choose Duplicate. See the picture below!

Step 3

For Foreground color choose black, or just hit "d" key on the keyboard.

Step 4

After that press Alt+Shift+Backspace keys on the keyboard.

Step 5

Pree Ctrl+T on the keyboard, to launch the Free Transform Tool. After that, within Free Transform frame press right click and choose Distort. See the picture below!

Step 6

Then, do like it is shown on the picture below!

Step 7

Open the Gradient Editor Window, and for Name set Foreground to Background. See the picture below!

Step 8

In Layers Pallete, for shadow layer, click on Lock Transparent Pixels icon. See the picture below!

Step 9

Take the Gradient Tool (G), and do like it is shown on the picture below.

Step 10

Turn off Lock Transparent pixels icon for shadow layer.

Step 11

Choose Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur.

Step 12

After that, set the options from the picture below.

Step 13

Using drag and drop technique, move your shadow layer beneath first layer. See the picture below!

Step 14

Choose Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), and draw a "squer" on the position like it is shown on the picture below.

Step 15

Choose Filter > Blur > Gussian Blur, and after that for Radius set 2 px. Then, press Ctrl+D to deselect.

Finally, our work looks like this:

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