How to Create Realistic Shadows for Composites

Lesson 1: Introduction
Published: May 2018 with Bret Malley
Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes

About Course

Realistic shadows are an essential component of a realistic composite. Join Bret Malley to learn how to create custom shadows in a variety of lighting situations from diffused overcast light to hard direct light. In this class Bret demonstrates tips and techniques for creating soft shadows, hard shadows, custom shadows with the Pen Tool, shadows on natural terrain, and finishing touches like realistic reflections to tie it all together. Nothing can ruin a composite faster than a poorly crafted shadow, so it is critical to get them right.