Whenever I work with people or objects in Photoshop, creating a realistic appearing drop shadow to make the objects blend with their surroundings is always tough. So, after numerous tutorials and time spent learning how to create these cast shadows on objects, I’ve created a free Photoshop rop cast shadow action script that does just that – it makes a cast drop shadow for you!
Note: this action will NOT blend the shadow for you; it simply draws it onto a blank layer and leaves you to adjust it to your liking. Every situation for a cast shadow is different, so it would have been impossible for me to create something that would work for every situation.
How Do I Install Photoshop Actions?
Installing actions on your computer is very straight forward. You can install the action file anywhere on your computers hard drive. It does not have to be installed in the Photoshop directory hierarchy. Once you have downloaded the action file onto your computer, you have to load the action into Photoshop so that the actions are available for use. To load the actions, select “Load Actions …” from the Actions palette menu. Locate your action file and select the “Load” button. Your actions are added to the Actions palette and ready to go!
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