★ Tutorial | How to Rock Your Shadows!

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  1. ForeverJoy

    ForeverJoy Swimming in the big tank

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    Don't you love when CT share there tips and bag of tricks? On the ForeverJoy blog today, Monica shares a great tutorial on how she gets a curled effect on her layout shadows :heartlub
    You can read her secrets *here*


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  2. SirScrapalot

    SirScrapalot Tackling my to-do list with gusto

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    I love that trick, but don't use it often enough!
     
  3. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    always fun to curl those photo/edge shadows! :beat
     
  4. Lindzee

    Lindzee Aging gracefully

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    great technique and fast too.
     
  5. Amson

    Amson Yoo-hoo!

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    Will have to try this. Nice and easy to understand.
     
  6. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Say, "birdseed!"

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    This is how I shadow also. It makes a page much more dimensional.
     
  7. ForeverJoy

    ForeverJoy Swimming in the big tank

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    I think shadows can add SO much to a page- and actually find it relaxing to play with them once my page is done... its like fluffing pillows LOL!
     
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  8. Amson

    Amson Yoo-hoo!

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    Thanks so much for this tutorial. I've used it on my most recent project life page :-)
     
  9. thimbleberrie

    thimbleberrie Oooh, shiny!

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    super cool...I just learned a new trick....thank you!
     
  10. lorryfach

    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

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    I made an action that puts the shadow on a separate layer and calls up the warp tool. So you just have whatever layer selected, hit the action, and start pulling corners. Super fast and easy. I shared it on my member spotlight. :)
     
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  11. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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    I use this technique too
     
  12. mollyscraps

    mollyscraps Feeding everyone's sweet tooth

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    Lorry that's awesome... thank you!
     
  13. KellyM

    KellyM Kickin' cancer's butt!

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    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. KellyM

    KellyM Kickin' cancer's butt!

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    Thanks Lorry!!! :)
     
  15. dvhoward

    dvhoward Don't bother me before 10am!

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    It doesn't work for PSE. There are some workarounds though.
     
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    ChristineElizabeth New Member

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  17. khakisack

    khakisack Active Member

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    Awww, darn! Looks like you can't do it on PSE?!
     
  18. Brandi

    Brandi You're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind

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    I do this too! Love it!
     
  19. lorryfach

    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

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    There are workarounds, but it's not built in.

    One option is to apply the shadow you want, go into the FX and drag the Distance slider so the shadow is completely separated from the element, Simplify the layer, drag a selection box around the shadow, and cut. Now you have a shadow on its on layer to paste back in and modify however you want. IIRC, there is no "Warp" in PSE but you can still do some distortions on it that look good.

    The other option is to make the shadow 'from scratch' yourself. Duplicate the element, make it solid black (or dark brown or whatever color you make your shadows), change the blend mode to linear burn, manually offset it however many pixels, apply a Gaussian blur, and lower the opacity until it looks good.
     
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  20. bestcee

    bestcee In love with places I've never been to

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    I have a video on @Danyale's blog on how to do the first option of pulling the FX away. If you need a visual help.
     
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