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Discussion in 'Design Discussion' started by Angola!, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I do, if you don't point out that it's an illustration.
  2. Exactly.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    ok. i'll indicate photo illustration.

    But I won't be fanatic about it.
  4. It's not hard.
    "Photo illustration by" rather than/in addition to "Photo by."
  5. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    I've never tried Tenfour's method, but I'm sure it works well. Mine has fewer steps and seems to come out fine, though TF's way may produce a better result.

    Anyway, once you have your cutout, duplicate the layer.

    On the duplicate, go to Image > Adjust > Brightness/Contrast.

    Change both values as low as they go, -100 I think. That'll make the image completely black.

    On the menu that displays the layers, in the upper right there's a field for opacity. Change it from 100% to 40%.

    Go to Edit > Transform > Distort. Move the image as necessary to create the shadow you want. Hit OK (the green checkmark in the upper right).

    Go back to the layers menu. Move the duplicate layer underneath the original cutout; otherwise the shadow will be on top of the object that's creating the shadow.

    Use the magic wand and select the shadow. Use the gradient tool to lighten the edges.

    Gaussian blur the thing and you've got a shadow.

    One note: be aware that depending on where the shadow is, it may extend beyond the canvas. If that's the case, when you bring the pic onto the page, the shadow will cut off at a certain point.

    So there you go, BC. Multiple options for you.
  6. budcrew08

    budcrew08 Active Member

    10-4, Hustle, etc.

    Thank you for the help, I'll be trying out both of these methods.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Does anyone know how to do cutouts on a program called graphic converter?
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