Shadow and Reflection Create Appealing Digital Pictures :
For giving a natural and attractive look to an image, shadow and reflection is applied over it. This same technique can be applied over the text or content, so to make it attention grabbing and look promising.
Viewers lose their interest in any image, if it does not gives the realistic look. Mind grabbing images are those who have realistic look. So, it is very essential to take the image to the next level by using the Photoshop tools. These tools have ability to give the 3D effect to the images. Shadow and Reflection is one of the way to make the image speaks.
We all are followed by our shadows, everywhere. We can easily see our reflection, most of the time. The same phenomenon is with the things. So, if shadow and reflection is applied over the image, it will give the natural feel. Usually, this technique is applied over the images, yet the same technique can be used over the text. Text usually tends to be boring for the viewers. So to give it an appealing look and making it interesting, Shadow and Reflection effect is used.
As long as, you know how to use the Shadow and Reflection tool; you can create as many images and text, as you want. This is the simplest way to make anything speak their story.
Here are some tips that must be kept in mind before using the Shadow and Reflection technique over the text:
· It is quite tricky to apply the reflection effect over the words like ‘y’ and ‘g’. So if you are not novice, then you should avoid applying reflection technique over these words.
· To give a natural look to the text, the font size of reflection must be kept bit smaller than the original text.
· When you print the document that has the Shadowed text, the background color of the text blocks drop shadows. It gives different hue than the other part of the document. To avoid this situation, you must use the CMYK color for the background, rather than using the spot colors. If not, then you should transfer the file to the PDF format. This will help in flattening the transparency.
· If you want to have a clearly looking shadow, then always use the white background in the document.
The 3D image totally works over the two key elements. The first one is to apply the reflection and the second is to apply the shadows. This process will take some of your time, in preparing the text or image. Usually, it happens that people keep the shadow black and white. But, it depends on your choice. You can also add different colors of shadows so to give an appealing look to the text or image. The shadow of the text can be positioned on the top, bottom, left, right or even centre of the text or image. The reflection of text or image can be glassy, watery or surface etc.
Once you have understood the basic mechanism behind the Shadow and Reflection, you can apply it over different text and images. Learn the Photoshop features and enjoy creating the masterpieces.