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Old 08-09-2007, 12:31 PM
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Re: How much drop shadow?

Butch,
Nice work. I think that it would look a little better if you tone down the color in the shadow just a little, so that it doesn't compete with the jewelry so much.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:54 PM
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Re: How much drop shadow?

Butch, could you tell me what you did to them?
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:45 PM
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Butch, could you tell me what you did to them?
Hi Lynda

Nothing fancy… I used a channel to aid in making a mask…. Control clicked on the channel to load the luminance.

I duplicated the background and added a layer mask to the top layer

Between the layers I added a new white background.

Duplicated the top layer and filled with black and set to multiply then offset the shadow to the right and slightly blurred.

I opened a blank layer set to the color layer mode above the shadow but below the earring layer and picked a soft brush. I sampled the gem color then just clicked once for the show thru color… and adjusted opacity to suite.

Then I used PWL to increase contrast and color in the gem.

Butch
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:45 PM
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Re: How much drop shadow?

Thanks. I really like the effect of a black reflector on these, but wasn't able to achieve what I wanted in the camera.

Guess it's time for me to learn how to use channels.
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