How to Make Realistic Shadows in Photoshop Using Drop Shadow
In this tutorial I show you how to easily create realistic shadows using the drop shadow function in Photoshop.
For this tutorial, you’ll need a basic understanding of Photoshop Classic, including how to use layers and perspective warp.
Tips and Tricks for Creating Realistic Shadows in Photoshop With the Drop Shadow Function
- Use a larger distance for objects further from the surface, and a smaller distance for objects closer to the surface
- Size = diffusion. Larger size equals softer light or object further from the surface, and smaller size equals harsher light or object closer to its surface
- Play around with layer opacity or use a curves adjustment layer to make sure the blacks match your image