In this tutorial we take a look at a .psd file created by Karim Fakhoury. His Elysian Citadel piece is comprised of 190 layers and is packed with tiny details that make the whole piece come together. Learn how to paint light and shadows on a landscape, and watch as we look at the 14 layers that make up the horse in the image. This tutorial is video only.
One of the most important things in creating a photo-realistic composite is thinking about light and shadow. When you are composing a scene with different elements, lighting needs be believable. In this mini-tutorial we are going to look at how to add shadows to extracted people or object that you add to a background. We will be using the Fx option; Drop Shadow.