Me and My Shadow
Beyond the Basics with Photoshop Drop Shadows
Are you continually on the lookout for tips and techniques to help you create super-realistic digital pages? You’ve seen them in the galleries – the pages that have the look and feel of paper layouts – the ones that look as though you could reach out and touch every little detail. It almost always comes down to one thing: shadowing.
Drop shadowing is one of the most talked about topics in the digital scrapbooking community. As a digital product designer and scrapbooker, Peppermint Granberg has been asked to share her “drop shadowing secret” over and over again, but her answer is always this: there is no one secret to drop shadowing. Instead, it’s a combination of tools and settings that are available in Photoshop; you simply have to become comfortable enough with them to release their potential.
You will walk away from this experience with a better understanding of what Photoshop is capable of, and a newfound level of comfort with tools and settings that you may have never experimented with in the past. All of which will help you move past the static, perfectly symmetric shadows created with the default settings and enter the realm of perfectly imperfect, totally realistic looking shadows.
Peppermint currently offers a free tutorial on her blog demonstrating the basics of Drop Shadows. “Me and My Shadow” takes her teachings to the next level, providing video demonstrations of her famous techniques!
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