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Old 01-16-2015, 04:32 AM
Jerry1 Jerry1 is offline
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Re: Help with shadows

Just a thought, which may or may not look good. Would a displacement map help the shadow flow over the contours of the sand?
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:11 AM
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Re: Help with shadows

If you are looking for something like this(attached image),then you have to crop the lady and duplicate twice and dark the middle one using hue saturation lighting value to a -100.then using transform tool you can lay the layer as you wish. Reduce the opacity to 70 or 60% to see through the sand, use the smudge tool to bump the edges of sand ripples.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:13 PM
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Re: Help with shadows

She is already cut out. Why don't you use 3D lighting to get a perfect shadow.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:44 PM
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Re: Help with shadows

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She is already cut out. Why don't you use 3D lighting to get a perfect shadow.
Planning to build and light a model for a shadowcaster and deal with the ground variation? A "perfect" shadow using a 3D approach isn't that easy. Simpler stuff can be replicated in 2D in less time. OP would be better off working on the basics and taking a look at breakdowns of these things. They'll often use bits of disturbed sand for compositing purposes.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:14 PM
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Re: Help with shadows

Took me less than a minute.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:19 PM
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Re: Help with shadows

If it took you less than a minute, it could have been performed in 2D with the same results. You wouldn't be able to do anything meaningful in that time. It's also a matter of throwing extra tools at the OP before he understands the current ones. His problem isn't really photoshop at all. It's unlikely that he looked at any number of images of feet or other objects on sand to get some idea of what was missing.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:41 AM
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Re: Help with shadows

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It's also a matter of throwing extra tools at the OP before he understands the current ones. His problem isn't really photoshop at all. It's unlikely that he looked at any number of images of feet or other objects on sand to get some idea of what was missing.
This is what some of us on this board are always alluding too directly or obliquely. This is problem of visualisation (not toolset) and a quick google of 'feet in sand' or similar will reveal all!
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