Master Shadows & Lighting in Compositing with Photoshop!

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The Complete Guide to Creating Shadows and Matching the Lighting in Compositing with Photoshop! Learn how to manually paint and create shadows and discover several techniques to add realism to it. In this video, we will learn the concepts of layering, coloring, and determining the gradual blur in a shadow in utmost detail.

We will also learn how to match the color, the ambient light, and the direct sunlight in the new background with that of the subject. It’s all a combination of Curves and Blend Modes! I hope this lesson helps you. Thank you so much for watching πŸ™‚

β–Ί TIMESTAMPS:
00:00 Extracting vs. Painting Shadows
01:11 Downloads and Resources
01:20 Getting the Composite Ready
04:18 Creating the Shadow
11:04 Coloring the Shadow
13:45 Get the Right Blur
15:44 Don’t Forget the Ground!
17:24 Contact Point Shadow
20:21 Add Little Darkness From the Shadows
21:53 Matching Ambient Light
22:54 Matching Brightness
24:16 Adding Additional Warmth
25:45 A Small Correction
26:21 The See-Through Shadow
27:42 Enhancing Shadows on the Subject
29:27 Darkening Subject Shadows to Add Dimension
30:47 Final Adjustment!
31:51 Oops! Don’t Miss This Tiny Matching Factor!
32:57 Recap
34:52 Outro

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