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dustinwronka

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I am trying to reveal the shadows of my photo in the poster I'm creating on a brick wall. How do I reveal the shadows over the poster to make it look realistic? Any help is greatly appreciatedbrick wall.png
 

dustinwronka

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I have and then it makes look very unrealistic. There is also details in the tree that I want laying over top the poster. I have used displacement, and I have also adjusted the blending options of the poster and text layer.
 

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Is there anyway you can upload or link us to the PSD file?
 

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Something like this?


I first created a selection of the area and turned off all other layers....
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.41.14 PM.png

I then created and edited an alpha channel to improve the selection of the tree, it's shadow, and the other shadows....
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.53.34 PM.png
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.25.26 PM.png

I applied the alpha channel to a new layer mask.
The shadow masking was too strong so I added a selection of the sign to contain masking.
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.43.18 PM.png

I then used the Brush Tool and a soft brush with a 1% flow setting set to white to gently lighten the shadows on the layer mask and reveal the sign.
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.43.34 PM.png

I then added back the edge wear on the sign. I did this very fast, it could use some fine tuning.
Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 3.09.20 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-12-09 at 1.53.16 PM.png

Alpha Channel Masking.

Masking with channels.

Using channel to make better selections in Adobe Photoshop.

How to mask hair in Photoshop.

ADVANCED Hair selection - Masking hair in Photoshop.
 
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