Questions about adding the impression of a 3D effect by adding shadows to 2D objects.

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Not getting shadows on 3DSMax model

I created a model of a reception desk in 3DSMax. To light it, I'm using a target light positioned behind the camera angled toward the scene, and one free directional light with the same specs. The ...
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Color shade technique

Hey does anyone know how you can get this increasingly popular door shade technique that helps objects look 3d. (Im talking about the way the object with arrows pointed to it is made of of 2 shades of ...
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Turn transform selection box to selection in Photoshop - Selecting Shadow problem

In a PSD i'm working with there's an image on one layer, and a shadow on another layer. Selecting the shadow doesn't select all of the gradient. So when I select both layers and click Control-T both ...
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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

I have been trying for hours to make this kind of shadow in Photoshop (the red one). Can somebody help me? Notice that there is a gap between the font and the shadow.
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Creating a tile for a word game

Please advise me how to use Gimp to create a tile for a word game like below: I can see 2 rectangles with rounded corners - the outer one and then the one on the top. Is the smaller rectangle ...
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Why does Illustrator not let me edit text after it has styling?

After I put a drop shadow on text, then save -> exit -> reopen, I cannot edit the text. When I click on the Type Tool Icon and then click on the number, it just shows the paths. Any suggestions? ...
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How to make this shadow in Photoshop for object which lifts high enough to allow light to pass through in one area?

Ever since I found designs that has this warped shadow effect I couldn't stop trying it out and see if I could do it. I've already done my research and I can't seem to get it perfectly. I'm trying to ...
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What pixel art shading technique to add deepness when a static light source is not an option?

To make things clear: This question is about drawing pixel by pixel of what will be the skin of a game character. I want to create a skin for the player character of a game (Starmade) but it already ...
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How to achieve a shadowed shape behind a semi opaque surface?

Imagine a white paper, a shape behind it, and behind the shape a source of light, like a candle. I want to achieve the shadow effect you perceive looking at the white paper. How to do this in ...
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How to get speckled shading in Photoshop?

I am trying to achieve, for lack of a better term, a speckled shading in Photoshop. I'm not getting the right effect using noise (even with a gaussian blur) or setting the layer to dissolve. Here ...
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Unable to achieve long shadow effect in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have read several guides on how to achieve the Long Shadow effect using Illustrator, I tried both using the Transform Effect and Blend Modes, however I fail achieve it using both. When I try using ...
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Drop white shadow in Photoshop CC

How do I create a white drop shadow in Photoshop? The shadow disappears when I change the colour to #ffffff. Steps I have tried to produce a drop shadow: Assuming you have two layers (as shown in ...
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Illustrator - Draw shadows after Live Paint

I draw by hand (fashion drawings), scan the drawing, import it in Illustrator. Then I use Image Tracing and Live Paint to colour my drawings. How can I easily draw shadows on the clothes and the ...
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Creating realistic shadow of an irregular object

Can someone either point me to a tutorial on how to do this or tell me how? I'm working on an illustration of headphones and I need to make it look as thought the wire coming out of the headphones is ...
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How to control quality of light baking in 3DS Max?

Our team has been struggling to figure why a shadow/light is rendered with high quality and something rendered in low quality (pixalite). Example of good light map (shadow of sofa on the wall and ...
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How to create a realistic shadow between wall and floor in Photoshop or GIMP?

I'm inexperienced with Photoshop/GIMP and was hoping someone could tell me how to create a realistic (or as realistic as possible) shadow between a wall and a floor as a background image for a web ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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How can I add a shadow to image something like this in PS CS6 [duplicate]

How can I add a shadow to image something like this in PS CS6?? Thanks in advance
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How to “explode” a drop shadow into a shape in Flash?

I need to explode/break apart a drop shadow filter into the shape it forms. I mean, I need to be able to have a shape (shape object, or another kind of object) that its generated when I apply a drop ...
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Adding curved drop shadows using Gimp

I was going through a few website designs and I really liked this pointed corner drop shadow: How can I add similar shadow effect using The Gimp or simple CSS?
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How can I achieve shadows only at the corners of a rectangle? [duplicate]

I'm looking to recreate this effect in Photoshop by giving a shadow only to the corners of the rectangle (in this case a sticky note):
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Looking to achieve frame effect with shadows at corners

Where can I find PSD file or tutorial to create the effect of frame with shadow (see red arrow in image)
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Inner shadow issue in Illustrator CS5

I gave a comp to my client that I did in Photoshop. I used an inner shadow but now have realized the in Illustrator CS5 I have no such "easy" filter. I have spent 2 days seaching the web, trying ...
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How does one turn a white background transparent in Photoshop but keep transparency?

In this image, I want to keep the drop shadow, but not the white background.