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    April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Welcome to the April 2017
    Learning Technique Challenge!
    with ApriltheScrapaholic


    Shadow Technique

    For this technique I want you to shadow something in your layout making it really making it really protrude away from the object. Let it touch the object from the bottom and then stretch way out. Feel free to keep the shadow hard or soften the edges. Either way is fine.
    Here's kind of an example of what I'm talking about but I want you to really show the shadow. See the shadows behind the birds. I want you to make your shadows like that. I tend to make mostly just slight shadows on everything but I'd really like you to make good use of those shadows.



    See the stick man and back pack in the bottom right corner. Can you see his shadow on the ground that come from his feet and out making a perfect shape of his body. That's what I am looking for.


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Here's another example.



    See the shadow behind the pelican on the wall. That one's softened just a little bit.


    and here's another one showing more shadows of the birds.

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Love your idea and layouts, April. I'm still thinking!!!

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Beautiful layout, Irena. Welcome to W4E!!!


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    I am not sure if i completed this successfully but i do like how this came out


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    The entries and examples all look great! I'm having a bit of trouble with this one. I use Paintshop Pro, and it does have a drop shadow effect, which I use regularly, but I can't figure out how to make the sahdow stretch out behind the image - it always seems to stay just peeking out around the edges, no matter what numbers I put in. Does anyone else use Paintshop and know what I'm doing wrong?

    I figured it out - if anyone else is having the same problem, I found the easiest way is to create the drop shadow on its own layer, then manually manipulate it to where you want it to be.
    Last edited by SusanSays; 04-21-2017 at 02:42 PM.

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Here's mine, created using Black As Night by April the Scrapaholic and Cookie 04 January 16 by Creations by Rain. The alpha is also from Black As Night.


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    While that is what she's looking for, if the girl were actually on top of a hill, her shadow would be on the ground behind her, the downside of the hill, and we wouldn't see it. You could assume the light source was behind her, and swing the shadow around to be on the down side of the front of the hill. (I find it easiest to do this by just dragging the cross hairs in the shadow box until you get effect you desire.}

    It's a pretty design though, I like it.

    I was wondering what program you were using, as I wanted to send you a tutorial. So, now I know.

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    Kit used: Blooming Desert by ApriltheScrapaholic
    http://wilma4ever.com/index.php?main...ducts_id=33331

    Sherrif Billy and Tumbleweed from the Western Resource Pack by Digicats (& Dogs)
    http://wilma4ever.com/index.php?main...ducts_id=34398

    Frame from the Blooming Desert Blog Train

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    I know - I had a brief qualm about the shadow needing something to appear on, rather than it just floating in mid-air, but I decided artistic license over-ruled any practicalities

    Quote Originally Posted by Digicats View Post
    While that is what she's looking for, if the girl were actually on top of a hill, her shadow would be on the ground behind her, the downside of the hill, and we wouldn't see it. You could assume the light source was behind her, and swing the shadow around to be on the down side of the front of the hill. (I find it easiest to do this by just dragging the cross hairs in the shadow box until you get effect you desire.}

    It's a pretty design though, I like it.

    I was wondering what program you were using, as I wanted to send you a tutorial. So, now I know.

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    That's really cute. You did the drop shadow just fine. You just softened it. I'm ok with soft or hard shadows. Good job.
    Quote Originally Posted by marylm View Post
    I am not sure if i completed this successfully but i do like how this came out


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Ooh I love this layout and love that you used my Black as Night kit. Yeah, Dianna is right her shadow would be down the backside of the hill but you created a shadow which is what I wanted. Great job.
    Quote Originally Posted by SusanSays View Post
    Here's mine, created using Black As Night by April the Scrapaholic and Cookie 04 January 16 by Creations by Rain. The alpha is also from Black As Night.


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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Wow this looks great Dianna. Thanks for using my kit and your shadows look awesome and you have several. Good job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Digicats View Post

    Kit used: Blooming Desert by ApriltheScrapaholic
    http://wilma4ever.com/index.php?main...ducts_id=33331

    Sherrif Billy and Tumbleweed from the Western Resource Pack by Digicats (& Dogs)
    http://wilma4ever.com/index.php?main...ducts_id=34398

    Frame from the Blooming Desert Blog Train

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    Re: April 2017 Learning Technique Challenge with ApriltheScrapaholic

    Irena your layout is awesome. Love that you used my kit. She's adorable standing on the waterfall and I can see her soft shadow behind her on the hillside. Great job.
    Quote Originally Posted by Irena Stokrot View Post
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