Today we will be learning How To Make Long Shadow Effect In Photoshop. There are many ways with which long shadow effect could be achieved but most simplest, flexible and fast way is to use Pen Tool. Today we will be using Pen Tool.
Why We Will Be Using Pen Tool For Making Long Shadow Effect In Photoshop
With Pen Tool procedure is fast,simple & straight forward and you can make tiny adjustments quickly and efficiently. Look at below picture i achieved long shadow effect in this picture with in 60 seconds.
So lets open your Photoshop, I am using Photoshop CS 6, And make new project of size 1280 by 720 pixels.
Now double click on Background layer to unlock it, and select paint bucket tool and choose any color you want i used slight cool blue color ” HEX 00DFFC”
click anywhere on image window to make white background change into blue.
Now Add the Image or Text on which you want to apply Text effect, i simply added Nerdy Glasses & adjusted size using CTRL + T.
Now Select Pen Tool form left vertical menu and start making straight line way out of canvas from one side of image or text, i started from right and ended in left, here you can be creative, and now complete the path by going all the way to the right from where we started
Now right click with Pen Tool Selected and click on Make Selection, and choose Feather radius of 0 pixels.
Now Select the paint bucket tool and choose any color according to your taste, i choosed light grayish color “HEX 343737”
And now click inside the section right under your Text or Image in my case it was under the image.
And Guess what you have successfully Created long shadow effect in Photoshop. Isn’t that easy, still confused i have something bonus for you, with that bonus you can easily create long shadows with 1 click.
Bonus Long Shadow Generator
With the help of this layered PSD you can easily make long shadows by simply changing the given text in smart objects layer, or you can simply add your image in smart objects layers. Click Here to download this.
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