This is a short little tutorial showing you how to use the Shadowlab feature of Eye Candy 4000.
:: You will need ::
Open a new image big enough to make room for the shadow and flood fill it with white.
1. First make sure
you are on the second layer with the tube. then go to
2. Click on the little gray arrow near the top middle right to bring up the bounding box, see the screen shot. Arrange the bounding box around the image. To do this, left click and hold in the center of the box and move it into place. You can also use it like a deformation box by grabbing the little boxes you see on the lines and move them so they surround your tube.
|3. Grab the little box in the middle at the top of the bounding box. Pull it over and down to place the shadow where you like it. See next screen shot for that example.|
|4. Now you can see your shadow! Feel free to move it around until you get it where you like it.|
5. Lower your opacity to where you like it and is suitable for your background color, lower opacity for lighter backgrounds and higher for darker ones. You can now adjust the blur if you like by moving the sliders for "Overall Blur" and "Perspective Blur".
a color for your shadow by clicking the left "Color" box to
pull up the color picker for you. The two smaller boxes, by default will
show the colors that you have currently selected in PSP. Clicking one
of those 2 boxes will select the main shadow color. Clicking the eyedropper
allows you to pick from any color inside the preview window with a simple
|Here is the finished shadow. Ü|
|To make a shadow in front of your tube, go into Shadowlab and follow the steps up to step 2. Pull your top middle box straight down through your tube and below it. Adjust the opacity and blur.|
|And here is the finished effect!
I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. I think the shadows you can create with this filter are the best!!
The glass ornament
used in this tutorial is from a wonderful tutorial by ::Wintermoons