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Once finished with the mask, the next step is to pick a shadow. There are six options for your shadows:

  • Mask Shape
  • Contact Point
  • Rectangle
  • Round
  • Draw
  • Photo
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Shadows: Mask Shape

  • The Mask Shape shadow option is a shadow in the shape of the asset. In this case, an end table.

With the sliders you can: 

1) blur the edges of the shadow

2) adjust the length of the shadow 

3) adjust the shadow strength making it lighter or darker

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Shadows: Contact Points

  • You have the ability to put contact points under the legs; for example, to give the appearance of a shadow.
  • To add them, simply click where you would like to place them.
  • Click on edit if you would like to delete them.
  • As with the mask shape, you can click on adjustments and control the blur, shadow length, and shadow strength.
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Shadows: Rectangle and Round

  • The Rectangle is precisely just that: a rectangle shadow.
  • Similarly, the Round is a round shadow.
  • With the sliders you are able to control: 1) the angle of the shadow, 2) horizontal position, 3) distance position, 4) length of the shadow, 5) the depth, 6) the shadow strength. 
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Shadows: Draw Brush

  • In this option you are able to draw your own shadow if you would like.
  • Use a brush to draw, erase, or blur the edges of your shadow.
  • You can also use a shape to draw your shadow.
  • If you wanted to combine a couple of shadow options, you are able to do that as well with the copy function.
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Shadows: Draw Shape

  • Use the draw shape tool to use a polygon shape to draw in your shadow.
  • Click on your screen to add points and stretch the lines to your liking.
  • Fill draws the shadow in, and erase erases the shadow for you.
  • When you get the shadow the way you want it to look, click apply shape.
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Shadows: Copy

  • You can replace a shadow with a previous choice by: 1) Click one Replace 2) Click on Copy Form > choose the option you want 3) Click on Apply
  • You can also combine shadows. For example: you can combine a round shadow and a rectangle shadow.
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Shadows: Vignette

  • Vignette is a tool that helps diffuse the edge of shadows to give them a natural blend.
  • The Vignette can be adjusted by using the slider found under the Controls panel.
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Shadows: Photo


  • Selecting the “photo” shadow selects the actual shadow produced when the capture is taking place.  
  • With this option you can make the following adjustments: 1) shadow direction, 2) shadow strength, 3) shadow threshold, 4) shadow boost.
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