Creating a Dimensional Object


Creating Realistic Shadows In Photoshop


Lesson Info

Creating a Dimensional Object

Class Description

Shadows are essential for creating scale and establishing the position of an object to provide a realistic feel for an image. Join Jason Hoppe to learn how to make the most of Photoshop's tools to create realistic shadows for any composited image. Learn where to employ a cast shadow or a drop shadow, how to combine the effects, and give objects in composited images convincing context.  

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.1.2


a Creativelive Student

Loved the basic information Jason provided. Directions were clear and easy to follow. My only suggestion for improving this class would be to demonstrate how to add drop shadow to a person. When you Photoshop a person into a picture how do you make the shadows realistic? Thanks Jason. Now I need to get to work on my shadow practice.

a Creativelive Student

I've been struggling with shadows in my fine art portrait work. Jason makes the process easy to understand. I feel like I now know exactly what to do. Highly recommend.


Wonderful tutorial on shadows, from basic to advanced. A must for anyone doing composites. I got so much out of this class.