Tutorial : How to apply natural shadow to an image


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         In this process background will be removed and the image will be placed 
         in a white background to form a shadow that seems natural. 
         This service provides a natural look of image in white background and enhances 
         the beautification of any picture. Natural shadow adopts the same theme 
         but the difference is it creates the original or natural drop shadow 
         of an image or photograph. Doing so creates enhances a photo’s beautification
         by providing a floating dimensional illusion that gives 
         it a natural shadow. Natural Shadow is a very helpful service for e-commerce, 
         photography, product photography, product catalog, magazines and newspaper 
         advertisement design etc. 

              1.First path the image. Then copy the background.
                Select the image and add a layer on the background copy.
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                   2.Press CTRL+Shift+I and apply a solid color e.g,  black and select 
                     another solid color white and apply to the background.

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             3.Press and hold CTRL and click on the color fill 1, 
               you'll notice a clear shadow is visible. Path that shadow.


                4.Path the portion of shadow needed and select the path. 
                  Apply a feather radius of 30 pixels.



                5.Press Shift+I and delete the remaining portion.
                  So now when you click on color fill 1 you will notice a clear and 
                  beautiful shadow is visible on a white background.

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              6. Apply a few more solid colors to the background 
                 to see hat suits best with the shadow.
                 Now take another layer and merge it with the shadowed layer.

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                    7. Go to the filter option and set blur for the shadow. 
                       Select Gaussian blur and apply it.

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                      8.  Take another layer and set opacity to 100 %


                    9.Apply transparency  to the image to more clearly examine the shadow.
                      Rename the first layer as Layer 1 and the other Layer Layer 0.
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              Thanks for reading this tutorial.

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