It is very important to know how to create a realistic shadow in Photoshop, not only for photo manipulations but also for any digital art. I consider shadow to be one of the basic things that you need to learn. In this tutorial I will show you how to add a shadow to a text in Photoshop using gradients and transform tools. After you learn the principles is quite easy and you can create a shadow in just a few minutes. I am not saying that the tutorial is 100% accurate but for the Photoshop beginners I guess it is a very useful tutorial.
Today we'll learn how to create a flat long shadow effect for text, shapes, graphics. You can create your own flat icons and you can add depth with this flat long shadow effect. We'll duplicate the layers and distribute them to create a 3D effect that will become the shadow. You can easily customize the opacity of the shadow, the length of the shadow, the direction and so on.
Download this amazing long shadow creator that you can use in Photoshop for creating cool long shadow effects for your text, vector shapes, icons or any other design item. You can use this shadow creator to make unique box shadow for your icons for example. You can also check out our previous collection with some of the best premium shadow generators that you can buy from graphicriver.
Useful collection of tutorials that will help you create realistic shadow effects in Photoshop. It is really useful to know how to work with lights and shadows in making photo manipulations. All the elements of a Photoshop manipulation has to blend perfectly so you must adjust the light direction and also to add a cast shadow effect to all the objects or persons that are added.
This collection gathers some of the most amazing Photoshop actions for creating realistic shadow effects. This are unique solutions for simulating professional photo soft shadow from area light source, for casting realistic shadow and even for adding reflections. Many of these action packs for create realistic Photoshop shadow effects have lots of cool and customizable features: dynamic blur, different light/shadow directions, editable blur, shadow lenght levels, opacity and so on. They work with text, shapes and raster.
Download this useful Photoshop action that adds a subtile shadow effect, or better said reflection to any text layer. All you have to do is play the action. You can customize the resulted layers because all the layer styles remain intact. The text shadow action is great if you want to create a shadow in Photoshop and you don't have time to go trough all those steps involved. Download for free and enjoy!
In this tutorial I will show you how easy is to create a simple yet effective metal text effect using just one text layer. The effect will be obtained using drop shadow, inner shadow, etc. Then we will save this style such that you can use it in the future for other works on layers, shapes and so on.
Learn how to create a reflection in Photoshop from this quick tutorial for beginners. Just like the shadow, the reflection is a really important element that is used in many photo manipulation, or can be added to text effects, shapes and so on. So if you want to create the impression that an object/text/shape is standing on a glossy surface you really need to add i a reflection. As you will see it is really easy to add a reflection in Photoshop, you just need to follow some simple steps. To avoid making these steps every time you can use reflection and shadow actions that will make that process much easier and save you a lot of time.
Flat Design has become more and more popular among graphic designers. It is used in creating flat website designs, in brochure and advertisement projects, in flash and other animated video files. The retro old look is trend that has gathered many fans, me being one of them. The flat design has a new cool feature and that is the long shadow effect that can be applied to icons, text, etc. If you want to find out more about this subject I suggest you read the The ultimate guide to flat design. In this collection you will find useful free and premium flat design icons with the PSD source file.