Photoshop Shadow Creation

P hotoshop shadow service is one of the most important photo editing services for product display. There are some products which look unusual & unattractive in their raw, naked, and wild format. In such types of photo, you can improve the quality by adding shadow and/or create 3D effects. For this, shadow creation in Photoshop for product display is very much important and necessary. Generally, reflection shadow, natural shadow, drop shadow or original shadow is applied to product photographs such as clothing items (shirt, T-shirt, lingerie, underwear, etc.), product items (book, table cloth, pen, mobile, wallet, flat items, simple ring, flat chain, ear ring, various jewelry, etc.) Apart from product photos, shadows can be applied to model photography, group images, natural images, interior and exterior photos.

While creating shadows on products for display, we perform couple of photo editing techniques, viz. remove background of the product (using clipping path or image masking), clean noises and distractions, enhance & retouch the photo, bring out the best color with color correction, and finally apply the best shadowing strategy to give the product a natural look and shape. There are many product photographs where natural shadow of products are created by studio lighting, perspective etc. And some customers want to retain the shadow or give the best shadow and 3D look to their image. So, while removing product background, we keep the natural shadow unchanged and/or make soft shadow. The Product Photo Shadowing Service can be used for various media including websites, e-commerce sites, product catalogs, brochures, digital media ads, printing media & magazine ads, etc.

Create Reflection Shadow

Reflection shadow is added to such products which background surface plate reflects in bottom area during photography. Example- glass bottles, medicine products, plastic bottle, ceramic products, electronic equipment (ovens, TVs, mobiles, etc.).

Create Product/ Natural Shadow

In some product photo, the background surface does not reflect in bottom area during photography. Product/ natural shadow is applied.The quality of 3D product increases a lot. As a result, products attract customers.

Create Drop Shadow

Image drop shadow can be created by using Photoshop filters. A fake but real-life shadow can be created on the rear side of product at various angles and shadow opacity, the glow can be created. It is a cheap service.

Retain Original Shadow

Sometimes, products shadow may be dimmed because of photoshoot problems or other issues. As a result, the photo looks unrealistic. We use our best resources to retain the original shadow of products in images.

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Frequently Ask Questions(FAQ)

1When do the designers apply shadow?

According to the clients’ demand the designers apply different kinds of shadow effects. But, generally they use shadow on the image to create 2D or 3D shape. They apply this effect during neck joint after removing mannequin to provide a real look.

2What are the advantages of shadow services?

There are so many advantages of shadow services. But the most important one is it makes a product realistic. After background removing by clipping path, an image looks like floating and it loses its realistic appearance. So, the designers apply various shadow effects on the image and make it real and beautiful.

3Who needs this service?

This service is require for many sectors, such as:

  • Ecommerce product photos,
  • Ghost mannequin effects,
  • Product catalogs,
  • Ad designs,
  • Vector design,
  • 2D/3D shapes, and more.