Curved drop-shadow - what is this effect called?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by glossywhite, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. glossywhite macrumors 65816

    glossywhite

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can this help?
    found via "photoshop make shadow curved like Photo on wall"
     
  3. glossywhite, Jun 14, 2011
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    glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's fantastic, thank you! :)

    [EDIT]

    I didn't use the method in that link, but I get the general idea - this looks okay for a first attempt:

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    A new refinement, but the drop shadow corners extend too far - gonna fix later:

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  4. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I prefer your design to the one seen on the webpage because it is subtler. However, if you are going to do the bottom, the shadow on the top should be much less severe, or just barely visible. Light (unless you are using multiple, multi-angled lights) only falls in one direction; objects rend that light in a line.

    Your render shows the light coming from the centre, very close so that shadows move outward. It's unnatural but looks cool.

     
  5. glossywhite thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I agree with that. Thanks for the comment! :D
     

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