Advice 1: How to make shadow in photoshop

If you have a picture of any object (subject, person, animal etc), then draw a shadow in Adobe Photoshop is not very difficult. The following describes one of the variants of such an operation. Assuming that the image of the object in PSD format, GIF or PNG you have, the procedure of retrieval of an object from General images or photos - is a separate issue, which is not considered here.
How to make shadow in photoshop
You will need
  • Graphic editor Adobe Photoshop
Instruction
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Open the file with the image of the object, the shadow which you want to draw.
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Since this is the object, i.e. separated from the background object, then the second step you can go directly to the creation of layer-shade. Create a duplicate layer with the object - press CTRL + J.
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Now select the path object, press the CTRL key and hold, click the icon on the layer of the future shadow.
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The highlighted outline should fill with black color press ALT + BackSpace will do it.
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Now we need to blur the outline of the future shadow. Open the menu section Filter, go to Blur and select the Gaussian Blur. In the Radius field choose the appropriate value depending on the parameters of the object and the size of the entire image, it may be from 1.5 to 15 pixel. You will have the opportunity to evaluate this parameter in the selection process, because the filter has an image preview. When you are finished, click "OK".
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Now move the shadow to its rightful place (with the object), i.e., swap the layer of the object and the shadow layer.
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Clicking on the shadow layer, press CTRL + T. So you turn on the warp mode. Around the image frame appears on each side of which will have three nodal points - two in corners and one in the middle side. The average nodal point of the upper side of a selected path object you need to move the mouse while pressing the CTRL key. The image shadows will change - give it a more natural shadow form in the light conditions in your picture. If the lighting source is high - the shadow must be shorter than the object if low longer. Pick and angle of shadows depending on the direction of the light source. After the deformation of the shadow, press Enter.
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Left to make the shadow not so radically black in the layers window, move the slider in the dropdown list of the Opacity to about 60%. Adjust this value depending on the background and colors on your picture. This simple method of creating shadows can be considered implemented, and to proceed with further processing of the picture.

Advice 2: How to cast shadows in Photoshop

One of the necessary stages of work in creating collages is an overlay of shadows, without which the picture will look flat. Realistic shadow cast by the object, it is possible to make the duplicate layer with the object by using the transformation tools in Photoshop.
How to cast shadows in Photoshop
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • image.
Instruction
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Download editor Photoshop image file to which you want to add shadows, use the option Open from the File menu. As a basis you'll need a copy of the layer with the cut out from a background object that casts a shadow. If you are working with a layered document, select the layer with your object and duplicate it with Ctrl+J.
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If you have the image composed of one layer, and casting a shadow object is not separated it from the background, trace the outline of the subject with the Lasso tool. Option Save Selection menu Select save selection to a new channel. By default it will be called “Alpha1”. Copy the selected object to a new layer.
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Turn the copy of the subject into a dark silhouette. If the layer is hiding the background mask, just fill the object with black color applying the Paint Bucket tool. If the layer has no mask, limit the scope of the fill, loading the selection option, Load Selection menu Select. As a source of information on the allocation, select from the Channel list, select the Layer Transparency. The loaded area can be filled with color.
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Change the blending mode of the workpiece to the shadows with the layer below, from Normal to Multiply. If necessary, dilute the shadow option Gaussian Blur band Blur Filter menu. The radius of the blur depends on the brightness of the light source in the collage. To create the effect of very bright light will require a minimum blur radius, a weak source will give soft shadows with very soft edges. If the shadow was very dark, reduce the opacity setting in the layers palette the Opacity parameter.
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Using the Skew or Distort options group menu Edit Transform warp shadow, putting it on the surface. If the collage contains other shadows, a new position at the same angle.
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If the shadow falls on several different planes, highlight the layer, shading every surface. Option Edit menu Cut cut the selection and paste it on a new layer with the Paste option. Deform plot the shadow for each surface and collect the processed fragments, using the option Merge Down the Layer menu to all layers with parts of the shadow.
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Move treated a shadow under the layer with the object that casts it. In a layered document you can just use the mouse. If you created the shadow from the land of single-layer file, click on the background layer and load a selection saved in a channel. Return to the copy layer and apply the Clear option of the Edit menu. This way you will remove part of the shadow, which should be behind the object.
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For future work, save the document with Save option of the File menu. If you don't want to lose the previous version of the file, use the Save As option.

Advice 3: How to remove unnecessary objects in photoshop

Often excellent composition of the photo spoil completely unnecessary items or people, without the presence of which the photo would be much prettier and more harmonious. If you think that the pictures are the extra objects – do not rush to throw it. Using Adobe Photoshop you will easily be able to gently and quietly to remove all the excess from the image.
How to remove unnecessary objects in photoshop
Instruction
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In order to eliminate unwanted parts of the image, use the handy Clone Stamp tool – it allows you to clone parts of the picture and paste them instead of the other, masking unwanted elements. Download in Photoshop a photograph in which you need to remove any object.
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Create a new layer and then click on the toolbar icon for the Clone Stamp. Hold down the Alt key and click the left mouse button on the place the photo that you want to make the source of cloning – for example, the sky, grass or sand.
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Select the appropriate size brush and begin to gently paint over the extra object in the photo, from time to time changing the source of cloning, by clicking on the desired location Alt.
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Strive to ensure that the imprint does not look artificial to do this, take as the source for cloning different fragments of photos suitable for this. You can mix different shades of light and shadow, and the imprint will look realistic and quietly.
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If you have extra paint, create a layer mask (Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal all), press D to set the default palette, and then adjust the softness of the brush and apply mode mask black color those parts that are not needed to cover the cloned area and white – those opposite need to be.
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Exit the mask mode and modify the photo – small parts clone with a brush size of 4-5 pixels, increasing the image to the finished version was neat and seemed authentically. Some of the seams and other small items noticeable only when zoomed in, you can finish the photos manually.

Advice 4: How to make a watermark in Photoshop

Initially water mark was the name of the image is done in a special way on paper to identify the manufacturer of the product or document protection against counterfeiting. With the development of computer technology began to appear on digital watermarks used to protect the rights of owners of digital content. Using Photoshop you can create such a sign and place it on top of the image, suitable for displaying on web sites.
How to make a watermark in Photoshop
You will need
  • - Photoshop;
  • image.
Instruction
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As the basis for creating a watermark, you can use the logo, the name of the online resource that will host the image, or address a personal website of the owner of the photos. In other words, you can use any image with easy to read contours.
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Open a graphics editor, the image that you are going to apply watermark. If you have the basis to create a sign, place it on top of the open images option Place the File menu. Adjusting the height and width of the bezel surrounding the inserted image, adjust image size to fit the background. It is desirable to make the future a watermark was not the picture on which it was based.
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If images on which you can make the watermark, you have not been found, turn the tool with which you will create a figure or inscription. If the picture will be placed the site's name or any other inscription, select the type tool Horizontal Type Tool. To create the watermark from the finished shapes, select the Custom Shape Tool. Figure of arbitrary shape can be drawn using the Pen Tool or Freeform Pen Tool in Shape Layers mode.
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Make a sign or draw a shape with the selected tool. The primary color in the image, it does not really matter, because watermark is not visible. To remove the fill color, reduce the value of the Fill option in the layers palette to zero.
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In some cases, the watermark that was applied to paper was a relief. In order to make visible a sign applied to a digital image, also used an imitation of relief. Open the style settings option Bevel and Emboss Layer Style group menu Layer.
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Usually it is proposed to set the settings of the relief on the eyes. Switching options Up and Down in the pitch Direction, you will get a convex or pushed into the background image. The Depth parameter is regulated by the depth of the relief. If the configuration process was that the shadow that is present in this style distorts the background image, make it more transparent by reducing the value of the second parameter is the Opacity in the Shading panel. The first parameter of the Opacity in this panel controls the opacity of the bright parts of the terrain.
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The watermark is ready and superimposed on the photo. To save the picture with the sign , use the option Save for Web File menu. If you want to save the watermark as a separate file, delete the background layer from the image and use the Save As option from the same menu. For the preservation of sign with the layer style and select transparent background in the psd format.
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