Create Custom Shadows

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How to create custom shadows in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic custom shadowing using shapes and brushes to get the desired effect. Joe Cavazos shows his step-by-step process to creating great looking shadows. On Instagram, check out the hashtag #dropshadowchallenge to see how people are using this tutorial to step up their shadowing.

Software Needed: Adobe Photoshop CC

Instructor: Joe Cavazos

Brought to you by nusupply.co

What’s In This Tutorial

0:00 – Project Overview

0:34 – Using brushes to create your shadows

0:49 – Adjusting the look with the transform tool

1:10 – Adding a motion blur effect

1:37 – Fine-tuning + adjustments 

2:40 – Masking to finalize the details + final tips

Tutorial Info + Resources 

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How to create custom shadows in Photoshop
In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic custom shadowing using shapes and brushes to get the desired effect. Joe Cavazos shows his step-by-step process to creating great looking shadows. On Instagram, check out the hashtag #dropshadowchallenge to see how people are using this tutorial to step up their shadowing.

Software Needed: Adobe Photoshop CC

Instructor: Joe Cavazos

Brought to you by nusupply.co 

What’s In This Tutorial
  • 0:00 – Project Overview
  • 0:34 – Using brushes to create your shadows
  • 0:49 – Adjusting the look with the transform tool
  • 1:10 – Adding a motion blur effect
  • 1:37 – Fine-tuning + adjustments 
  • 2:40 – Masking to finalize the details + final tips
Tutorial Info + Resources