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Lyne's Cast Shadow
(about 1 mb) Usage Tips screen capture images and notes below are included in the zip!
**FOR MORE TIPS on how I use prepare individual rendered
characters to place in/on a 2D background see below !**
I didn't realize I should have added how to "install" this action, in my readme!
Paste it into your photoshop-Actions, and then with photoshop open, Use your
Action's menu and then LOAD ACTION to have it show up for use. This should
keep the Cast Shadow Action in your Actions list for your use.
HOW TO USE this Action-
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Action - Cast Shadow README
This assumes you know how to use Photoshop, install an Action and how to use it by pressing "play" within Photoshop.
Images included to help in this Action's use.
I created this action when my older filters became obsolete for use on my higher end machine/Photoshop... so I hope it is of some use to you.
If you CAN'T FIND THE SHADOW after using this action!!- Use your MOVE TOOL and keep dragging UP AND TO THE CENTER to pull it into view! It is there! I created it for a specific character initially and sometimes it will cast the shadow out of view on it's layer.
This action does slant to the right. Using the Distort tool you can pull it to the left, change how it "falls", etc. Note on which side of your character the shadows are falling to help it look more 'real life'.
The way I work, I just move and modify the shape of the shadow until it looks right for the scene I am creating. I created the Action to show the shadow darker than it should be, so you can work it into place, and then take the steps shown in the enclosed images to refine it's look
I hope you enjoy using it! You can contact me via Renderosity IM or HiveWire PM, if needed.
Please do not share this Action- refer others to my website page - Thank you.
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