Drop shadow in Photoshop is the process of adding effects to an image. Image with drop shadow we often found on the eCommerce website, newspaper, leaflet, magazine, etc. An image with a drop shadow effect illustrates the depth of an object, so the object becomes more realistic.
Here today, we will discuss how to add a realistic drop shadow in photoshop. We have tried to capture A to Z solution but if you need detailed guides then you should contact photoshop drop shadow experts. Let’s start!
Tutorial: How to Add a Realistic Drop Shadow in Photoshop
Step by step process of this tutorial is given below:
Open image in Photoshop.
Layers should look like the image below. Layer 0 is filled with white and layer one shoe image which is already cut out by the Photoshop clipping path.
Make a copy of the layer then select the layer of the shoes and press (Ctrl +j)
Change the foreground color into the black by pressing (Shift +X)
To make the image black press (Shift + Alt + Delete)
Then bring free transform on the image by pressing (Ctrl+t)
To make Shadow click the top middle square and drag the black image straight down.
Press “Enter” or “Return” to get out from “Free Transform”
Move the Shadow layer by clicking and dragging to below the image layer so that the shoes in the front of the shadow.
Select layer of the shadow, then go Filter>Blur>Motion Blur
Adjust distance and set the angle. Set the “angle” to 0 Adjust the “distance” enough to smooth out around the shadow.
Click on Ok
Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Change the “Radius” into 3 PIX . Then click ok.
Make sure that the drop shadow layer is selected and then “Add Layer Mask”
Click and hold down on the brush icon and select brush tool from the drop down menu. Then change the Opacity to around 53%
Change the foreground color to black.
Change the brush size.
Click on the drop shadow to make it perfect. If you need to bring back the shadow, then change the foreground color by pressing (Shift + x) and click over the area.
Select the move tool to adjust the shadow.
Video Tutorial: How to Create a Realistic Drop Shadow in Photoshop