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#1 ScrapGram

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:16 PM

Is it possible to do a cast shadow in PSE 11? I looked at the tutorial about cast shadows that was in the NL awhile ago, but it was written for Photoshop. I tried to do it in PSE, but once I duplicated the layer and filled it with black, I couldn't figure out how to distort it. I would love to put cast shadows on the birds on the LO I posted for today's challenge.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

Karen, to distort it.... make sure you can see your bounding box, then hold down (I think control) and drag the top middle point on the bounding box down and to the side. Try it and see if that helps. I'll try and wait to check on you before I go to bed.
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:37 PM

Thanks Brandy! We are going out for ice cream right now, so don't wait up for me!! Go to bed! I'll try it tomorrow. I tried that before but couldn't get it to look right so thought I was doing something wrong.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:02 PM

I just played around with it in PSE and I couldn't distort the shadow. I can move it so it is upside down, but it is straight up and down from the object (bird) so doesn't look right. Anything else to do?


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

OOOhhhh.. I don't know how to do this, Karen but ice cream sure sounds good! :)

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:19 AM

To distort or skew an image in PSE, go to Image on the top bar (I can never keep the names of those bars in my head.) In the drop down menu, choose distort or skew; they work differently, so you may have to play a bit to decide which you want. Use the points on the bounding box to move corners and sides separately until you like the result. You'll also probably want to reduce the opacity of your shadow. Hope this helps!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

To distort or skew an image in PSE, go to Image on the top bar (I can never keep the names of those bars in my head.) In the drop down menu, choose distort or skew; they work differently, so you may have to play a bit to decide which you want. Use the points on the bounding box to move corners and sides separately until you like the result. You'll also probably want to reduce the opacity of your shadow. Hope this helps!


Aha! Thank you very much. Can't wait to try that!


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:34 PM

I like to use gaussian blur on the shadow to get a more realistic look.




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