Welcome back to flowers week! Today’s project comes from Lisa Barrie and she has even been kind enough to include a bit of a tutorial!
When creating a digital layout using flowers, there are a few different ways to help digital flowers pop off the page. One technique is creating shadows, I start with a digital flower that I have opened on my layout.
And using Photoshop or similar open the Fx dialog box.
Next I check the drop shadow open and I can make adjustments in the drop shadow dialog box.
Adjusting the distance and size can created a nice depth around an element that would normally sit high off a page. You want to make sure the shadow is large enough.
To get an idea of how the finished product should look. You can take a look at a traditional layout and see how the shadows look. You can change the direction of a shadow by unchecking the global light box. That allows you to change the light source from any direction. And when flowers are clustered together they may have shadows on all sides. The best way to learn is simple to open a flower and practice!
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