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    Hi,

    I'm trying to create a composite where the leg breaks the bar but I'm having a difficult time in creating a believable shadow on the bar and on the leg, can anyone help with any ideas or point to a tutorial or something?

    Thanks

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/188e3jdsdd...y%204.jpg?dl=0

  • #2
    Re: Contact Shadow

    Put a shoe next to the object with similar light condition, and you will see how it should be. If you can't draw what you see, take a picture and copy a shadow via luminosity mask.

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    • #3
      Re: Contact Shadow

      This is why it's called art. Tulack's idea is good, and in time you might become better at learning how the light reacts.

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      • #4
        Re: Contact Shadow

        Originally posted by Tulack View Post
        Put a shoe next to the object with similar light condition, and you will see how it should be. If you can't draw what you see, take a picture and copy a shadow via luminosity mask.
        That's a nice idea, I'll try that. Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Contact Shadow

          Tulack's comment is good but in this case since the light is coming from the right, there would be very minimal shadow on the bar.

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