A Work in Progress: shadow

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step 1 of 4

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Creation of shadow: Step 1

step 2 of 4

select and cut out dummy with pen tool into its own layer

Creation of shadow: Step 2

step 3 of 4

select and cut out plane into its own layer as well....then position over dummy and free transform-warp

Creation of shadow: Step 3
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step 4 of 4

create a silhouette by duplicating both the 'dummy' and the 'plane' layers....position the two then cut out half of the dummy before merging the two layers... fill the silhouette by pressing shift, alt, and delete simultaneously....and finally add a gaussian blur

Creation of shadow: Step 4

Final result

Creation of shadow: Final Result

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