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I would like to know how to create this shadow effect in photoshop. I know how to make shadow in photoshop but don't know how to make this fading shadow on the left and right side in the image.

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possible duplicate of [Photoshop curved Shadow ](graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/1441/…) –  Jack Dec 31 '11 at 5:03
    
possible duplicate of How would I recreate this horizontal line in Photoshop? –  Farray Dec 31 '11 at 20:08
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There's no automated way to do this easily. You need to manually create the shadows. quick tut on arched shadows

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It helps so much.. Thanks a lot. –  RSpark Jan 1 '12 at 4:32
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One very quick and easy solution would be to ...

Select the brush tool with the hardness value set to zero percent. Click once on an empty layer to get a feathered dot as shown below.

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Now, press "ctrl+t" to transform the dot into the desired shape.

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Put a shape over the shadow and reduce its opacity to get the result below.

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One quick way, would be to create a shape behind it, and end each side on a bit of a curve.

Next, add your shadow to this shape, and place it in a layer below, nudging it into place.

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