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Old 03-03-2014, 02:53 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

I downloaded and installed it but I think my version of PS is too current, so even though installed it didn't show in the filters menu. Was just curious how well it would handle the alignment of their feet when used from behind.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:25 AM
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I downloaded and installed it but I think my version of PS is too current, so even though installed it didn't show in the filters menu. Was just curious how well it would handle the alignment of their feet when used from behind.
Its an older filter.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:59 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

Looking at the content, the models appear to have been shot from some point beneath eye level, with a slight wide angle perhaps(?).
To anticipate the shadows and how they would fall, I'd venture to say they would be somewhat of a shorter shadow as it falls toward the camera and to the right.
To render an accurate (or something close to it) shadow it would be better to see the composite background you intend to use.
Using the backgrounds existing shadows will help in guiding the creation, direction, and fade of the shadows.

A really quick mock-up of shadows (literally all of 2 minutes) was done in the attached image. I did not fill the shadows entirely; I was going for illustrating the concept of creating the shadows themselves. Once shadows are created for the models you can bring them in on a separate layer, then use blend modes to make them look "native" to the composite/background.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:09 PM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

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Its an older filter.
Thanks chillin. I must admit, that's not the result I was expecting.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:03 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

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I downloaded and installed it but I think my version of PS is too current, so even though installed it didn't show in the filters menu. Was just curious how well it would handle the alignment of their feet when used from behind.
Some older filters will not install into CC or CC2014...you can though do it manually...go to where the filter installed and copy the .8bf file into your photoshop filters folder...had to do this with some older Topaz filters works fine...cheers...
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:40 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

You may not just take an overall selection of these, fill with black, skew/transform it and expect it to fall into line with each of their foot simultaneously. You have to do it one particular leg at a time. Then furthermore paint in grounding dark areas at each foot's point regarding contact. Then fade or blur the shadow the particular further it gets from their website, depending on the strength and figure of your light source
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:34 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

_CKA2427_drop-shadow.jpg

Just select the backdrop, make a group and use that selection as a group mask. Then in a group add a solid color or darkening adjustment layer and simply reveal it where needed to "ground them" a bit. Doesn't need to be amazingly perfect.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:59 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

I can't appreciate my helpful how to with a step by step advice disappearing. Doug?
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Old 03-02-2016, 09:46 AM
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Following skoobey's instructions and less than 5 mins you can get a nice shadow
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:21 AM
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Re: Help with creating shadow

The lighting is centered (butterfly lighting based on the shadows under the woman's nose. The shadow is off to the left of the man's nose because he has his head turned), and is focused on their upper torsos, which are lighter than their legs. So any shadows should be centered, trailing behind them, and short.
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