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How to make an shadow for an icon

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This tutorial is kinda easy. But it is very useful for begginers.

You need the Trail plugin made by @pyrochild.

 

1. Make a small rounded rectangle as a icon-backdrop.

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2. In a new layer, add the icon.

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3. Duplicate the icon layer. The first layer will be the shadow.

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4. In the shadow layer, go to Adjustments>Brightness / Contrast.

5. Twice times, adjust the image with -100 brightness and -100 contrast.

6. Select the cube using the magic wand, but be sure the sampling is set as "image".

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7. When you are in the "Shadow" layer, go to Effects > Object > Trail and trail the shadow like this:

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8. You are done.

 

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