Photoshop Plugin for Drop Shadow?

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  1. majordude macrumors 68020

    majordude

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    #1
    I want to create an image and somehow generate a shadow from light from above.

    Imagine a bowling ball floating 4" off the ground. I want a shadow underneath the ball so it looks like the ball is 4" off the ground. :D

    Any ideas?
     
  2. hob macrumors 68020

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    use the existing shadow thingy in photoshop. it's somewhere in blending modes.
     
  3. Stratification macrumors regular

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    You'll really need to do that yourself. A Gaussian blurred oval below the sphere should do the trick though.
     
  4. aychberg macrumors newbie

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    Photoshop CS2 (and up, I'm guessing) has a drop shadow generator built-in.

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  5. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Make an oval on the ground plane, Fill with black, Gaussian Blur as suggested, & Take opacity down to 65-70 %. Should rock you.
     
  6. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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