Adding a realistic shadow
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13-10-10, 08:22 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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I have done a photoshop image of my daughter pushing her arm up and to the side of a photo frame, basically I photographed the frame, photographed her and have put the picture in the frame.
This has worked really well bu I want to add a shadow under her arm where it comes out of the frame and am not sure of the best way of doing this.
Any tips will be appreciated.
If you could post a picture of what you've done, it would be better than mentally trying to visualise it. From what you've said though, it sounds like you could duplicate the image of your daughter and place it on top of the first (and on top of the frame layer, if what I'm picturing is correct). Add a layer mask to it, painting everything but her arm invisible. Next click on the "fx" tab at the bottom of the layers pallet. Select "drop shadow". Set the angle depending on the light source and adjust the distance and the strength of the shadow to suit. See how that looks.
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