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Keep that shadow!

If you’ve ever had to do composite work in Photoshop you’ve no doubt ran into having to use a photo of an object that has a shadow on it. I get this frequently – companies will do nice cut outs of their products and put them on white backgrounds but then throw a drop shadow […]

September 25, 2005 | Photoshop | 19 comments

Converting Color Images to Grayscale

This is an old technique but one that I think far too few people know about. The process of converting color images to grayscale is not as easy as simply selecting grayscale from PhotoShop’s Image > Mode menu. Changing to grayscale by that method compresses the image’s natural balance, and even if the natural balance […]

June 26, 2005 | Photoshop | 3 comments