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Shadowing in Adobe Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers

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Learn how to create more polished and photorealistic scrapbook layouts with Traci Reed in Shadowing in Adob® Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers.

Shadowing adds depth and perspective to scrapbook layouts, but stock Adobe® Photoshop® shadow effects can look artificial. In this class, you’ll learn techniques that make adding and modifying shadows a simple process that yields believable results. Traci will teach you how to create shadows that fit the texture and composition of the elements you are using and look great on the screen and the printed page. 

You’ll learn:

  • The anatomy of Adobe Photoshop shadows
  • Realistic shadowing of objects
  • Options for adding finishing touches

If you want to create more photorealistic pages, produce product for sale, or just take your design skills to the next level join Traci for Shadowing in Adobe®Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers.

For even more advanced scrapbooking tips check out Layering in Photoshop for Digital Scrapbookers & Design Layouts in Photoshop.


  • Why You Should Scrapbook Digitally
  • The Scrapbooking Journey
  • Shadows & Behind Your Scrapbook in Adobe® Photoshop®
  • The Anatomy of Shadows in Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Shadowing Paper & Flat Objects
  • Applying Layer Styles to Your Page
  • Realistic Flat Object Shadowing
  • Recoloring Shadows in Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Extraction with the Pen Tool
  • Building the Layout with Extracted Images
  • Warping with the Smudge Tool in Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Distort Shadows with Wavelength
  • Making an Action in Adobe® Photoshop®
  • Warp Shadows with Transform Tool
  • Warp Shadows with Gradient Tool
  • Intro to the Adobe® Photoshop® Puppet Warp Tool
  • Creating Effective Inner Shadows in Adobe® Photoshop®

Taught by

Traci Reed


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