Shadows and Reflection by Photoshop

Shadows and Reflection are interesting types of Photoshop. This technique is a little bit difficult to implement and time-consuming but the demand of this style is sky-high. Therefore you will find this article helpful to know about shadows and reflection of Photoshop in a detailed way. Usually, a shadow means a dark area of an object where the light cannot reach proper way. In a broad sense, by shadow we mean something looks darker because of having a blockage in the light area by any obscure object. There are many types of shadows available in Photoshop. Some of them are:

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Similarly, a cast shadow has the same features as a drop shadow. But it in this shadow some dimension are included from a different perspective. For this reason, a cast shadow can create an illusion of the image by rotating, stretching of different shades of light.

 

Usually, most of the shadows in Photoshop are a hard shadow. Hard shadow is having sharp edges and curly defined. Thus most of the people are not fond of using this technique on their images. On the contrary, the soft shadow is created with soft light for which edges look like fade off and less distinctive. It looks more realistic than a hard shadow.

 

Nowadays 3D shadow has become one of the popular images editing in Photoshop. This is a very easy and handy tool where letters, numbers, shapes and so many objects are created. Everything is aligned in a window transparent way including shadow color and position of the elements. 

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Drop Shadow

When a visual effect is using to create an impression like a shadow in any object, then it’s called drop shadow in Graphic design. Actually, the effect rises in a way so it looks like an extra element behind the object. Drop shadow use in an image to give the depth to the text. Like natural shadow and reflection shadow drop shadow also allow the product floating over a plain surface. To create a unique and wider depth of the product, professional touch is must need. No doubt, drop shadow can help the product look professional. Drop shadow usually use in the home furnishing photography to make the furniture look more alive. In fact, drop shadow is the best in making the professional look of the product. Thus, most of the users of home furnishing products want to use a drop shadow for their products. In e-commerce, there is no need of saying, how much important to use the professional images. To make an image effective and productive, the background should be removed well. Product image editing can help you to make your product more attractive than your competitors. Using a shiny shadow in your image can give the perfect professional look of your products. Most of the designers love this technique due to its amazing perfection in design. Sometimes they got shocked to see the simple use of the plug-in and wonderful finishing touch after effects. Besides, the text which is made by this 3D shadows can attract more people than other design. Thus it is very much popular in 3D type’s documentary.
Footwear photography is the real example of a natural shadow. Only a little bit of technical planning along with some skill in Photoshop, one can create a fantastic natural shadow of the footwear. To make products realistic, there is no exception of creating a natural shadow. Creating a natural shadow in a product is normal but sophisticated. It is all about using the perfect balance of light. The light source is enough to make the product bright more with creating a shadow. That’s why it is undoubtedly vital to make sure that light should be perfectly positioned by the subject. No matter, light sources may come from daylight or artificial, but subjects should be in light’s side. By this way, a product’s image can be presented with the 3-dimensional look. The White background of the product’s image can make a better shadow with a wider depth. Reflection Shadow No doubt, using reflection in an image, make it more beautiful and attractive. As in reflection photos, every element look double which is really amazing to create a dramatically balanced image. Reflection photography is also known as mirror photography due to using the mirror to create a reflection. Usually, most of the reflective surfaces used in Photoshop but mirror reflection always uses less due to its difficult use.

Natural Shadow

Reflection Shadow

No doubt, using reflection in an image, make it more beautiful and attractive. As in reflection photos, every element look double which is really amazing to create a dramatically balanced image. Reflection photography is also known as mirror photography due to using the mirror to create a reflection. Usually, most of the reflective surfaces use in Photoshop but mirror reflection always uses less due to its difficult use.

It is impossible to find a person who is not acquainted with the name of Photoshop. Even if they don’t use it personally but there is no doubt that everyone has this powerful application in their device. Photoshop is one of the expensive as well as popular photos editing software name. All kinds of image editing like as background change, manipulation of images, color correction, high-quality graphics creation are part of this Photoshop. Photoshop mainly was manufactured and developed by the Adobe System Inc. Eventually; it became one of the pioneer photos editing software. In past, there were some specific features available in Photoshop but nowadays, almost all the features are included in it. For this reasons, people are most fond of this amazing photo application where they can have the exact desirable look of their photos. As it is the little bit costly to use that’s why it is suggested only for the professional users and graphic designers. In Photoshop, there are a number of techniques are available to edit a photo. But it depends on one’s personal style and tastes how they want to look at the image. Since a taste differs from person to person so the styles are also different.

Other Types of Shadow: Sometimes to create an image of the product on the water or floated, water effect Photoshop is used. Light shadow is used by less light in Photoshop to make product mild under the object. And when a real type of shadow is using to make the product more real in looking then it is called a realistic shadow. At the same time when any particular product is used to create a shadow in Photoshop, that’s called product shadow. Based on the company’s requirements and taste, various types of shadow are used in Photoshop. This type of shadows & reflection has made Photoshop more enriched and unique than other software.