Secret To Creating Shadows In Photoshop – A Phlearn Video Tutorial

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How to calculate light in shadows

Creating realistic shadows in Photoshop really is about the hardest thing you can do. The reason for this, is that there is so much more going on than what most people think about. In today’s episode, I am going to shed some light on what needs to be done to create perfect composites.

Today’s Episode Timeline

0:32 – Announcing Amelia’s Move & what that means for you
1:00 – Announcing the winners from last week’s contest!
3:00 – The secret that no one thinks about when doing composites
4:20 – Showing light bouncing back and forth
6:20 – Why this contest is going to benefit you
7:30 – Adding a bit more to the mushroom
8:50 – Fixing exposure and color
10:10 – Taking the light and color from the mushroom
16:20 – Adding depth to the shadow


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Duration: 00:20:06