Tutorial: Shadowing Dollies

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  1. Li Li Wee

    Li Li Wee I create my imagination

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    If you haven't seen or read this , come over HERE . I have been doing this too to create a realistic shadow for doilies …

    It's a little tricky if you over warp it but no fear, practice makes perfect. Thank you Trista for the awesome tutorial!! :heartlub
     
  2. ninigoesdigi

    ninigoesdigi CT - PRD

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  3. sushimommy

    sushimommy Could you point me to the helipad?

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    Great tutorial! Thank you!
     
  4. Cristina

    Cristina Handmade with love, actually

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    This was great! Thanks! I always second guess myself when I use doilies, they are tough to shadow right!
     
  5. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    love. i think i tend to be on the lighter side of shadowing. and i agree ... if you don't tweak, it does look fake. (i need to start tweaking more!) ;)
     
  6. Li Li Wee

    Li Li Wee I create my imagination

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    I do think a lot of scrappers out there do tend use lighter shadow because they are afraid it will turn out awful if it's too dark.. so they tend to play it safe..
     
  7. Trista

    Trista I'm Working On It

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    Li Li, you bring up some great points. I am usually one that is in a hurry to finish up a page and don't always tweak my shadows. I must admit that the extra time not only makes for a more realistic digital version of a paper page, but it makes me happier with the end result! :)
     
  8. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    you are so right lili! i do tend to play it safe, i don't love the floating elements look ... so i tend to under shadow. but i am going to try to be a bit more of a Shadow Rebel going forward. small, baby steps. ;)
     
  9. dailydwelling

    dailydwelling Confidently cooking and creating

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    Great tutorial! I love using doilies on my pages, but just use a standard shadow for them. I really need to manipulate and warm them more and after reading this I think I can!
     
  10. Dalis

    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Off to check it out.
     
  11. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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  12. anrobe

    anrobe YouTube addict

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    This is fantastic! They really can be a challenge to shadow! Thanks!
     
  13. theAndrea

    theAndrea Google master

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    awesome, I love shadow tutorials, thank you!
     
  14. purlz76

    purlz76 Ags

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    Ever since I learned & knew how to tweak the shadows, it's a have-to-do- thingy for my pages. Esp for papers, flowers, ribbons & strings. All the soft elements. So the number of layers on my page can be a mountain high.

    For doily, it is indeed not easy to get the correct shadows, in terms of the dark/light shadow thingy. So I rarely use doily. But now with this tutorial, I might use doily more often. To girlified my pages a bit more. :giggle

    Thanks for the tutorial, Trista !!! :heartslub
     
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  15. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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    Thank you for this tuto.
     
  16. KellyM

    KellyM Kickin' cancer's butt!

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    This is was helpful. Off to try it out!
    Thank you!
     
  17. liljune

    liljune New Member

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    Great tips. Thanks for sharing!
    I would also probably try changing the drop shadow color to match colored doilies (just use a much darker color than the doily) if you want to go the extra step.
     
  18. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    oh wow - i missed this before but it's such a great tute with all those example doily pics - thanks Lili and Trista
     
  19. kim21673

    kim21673 I'm slowly getting there!

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    Fabulous tutorial!!
     
  20. katieFLapple

    katieFLapple Active Member

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Doilies can be tricky to get looking right!
     

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