1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 3:06 PM by MT.Freelance

    subtle shadow...

    gmannib Level 1

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      I want to mimic this visual effect with a flat rectangle...have a shadow on just one edge and have the corners curl up a little bit.  Can anyone guide me through the right set of tools to achieve a realistic, but not over-the-top 3D effect to give a flat rectangle that extra "pop" so it feels like a real piece of paper?
      I appreciate your help!
        • 1. Re: subtle shadow...
          MT.Freelance Level 4

          draw a rectangle frame approximately same size as the original

          Set fill to black or a desired swatch

          Apply Effects to the rectangle:

               Set Blending Mode to Multiply

               Set opacity as desired (such as 35%)

               Apply Basic Feather

          Use pen tool and direct select tool to distort 'shadow' frame to simulate 3D shadow effect.


          edit: layer behind original








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