Photoshop Foundations: How to separate any layer style (including drop shadows) from their host layer…

Have you ever thought to yourself… “BAH! I wish I could take that drop shadow off that object and use it in another spot.”  If you have wished it, then odds are someone else has wished for the same thing. Thankfully, the Photoshop crew is one step ahead of us! To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t even know about … Continue reading Photoshop Foundations: How to separate any layer style (including drop shadows) from their host layer…

How to “shift” an object’s surface shadow so it matches your light source…

When compositing images, you may have noticed, getting the highlights and shadows to match throughout your image can make an artist cross-eyed and weary. It’s an important step. I am constantly on the lookout for Photoshop tricks which will save me time when I need to create them. This next little trick I use a lot. Of coarse, PS … Continue reading How to “shift” an object’s surface shadow so it matches your light source…