Assembly 10.2 [SketchUp to Photoshop (for Shadows)]

“SketchUp to Photoshop (for shadows)”

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    1. Follow SketchUp Tutorial 4.4 to export images for Photoshop editing.  You should have at least the images shown below:
        • SketchUp lines only:

      • SketchUp shadows only:

    2. SketchUp x-ray on:

  • SketchUp Grey Pen:

  • Now open the SketchUp lines file in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Use File>Place to bring in the remaining images created from SketchUp Tutorial 4.4.  Each smart object placed will be the correct size and will appear on a new layer.
  • Switch the layer blending mode on the Shadows layer to be "Multiply"
  • Switch the layer blending mode on the x-ray layer to be "Multiply" and adjust the opacity to around 40% or whatever looks good to your eye.
  • Switch the layer blending mode on the Grey Pen layer to be "Multiply"
  • Now switch to the Shadows layer and use the magic wand to select all the white space in the layer.  Navigate to Select>Inverse to invert the selection.
  • With the selection still active, use the dodge and burn tools to adjust the shadows.  Try to darken the corners of shadows to enhance the mood of the image.
  • Your final result should look something like the image shown below.  Photoshop Composite: Layers blended in photoshop, enhanced shadows with dodge & burn.


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