Separate Photoshop Shadow Layer
When rendering to a layered Photoshop file, it would be extremely helpful to have the Object on one layer and the Cast Shadow on a separate layer. This will allow a designer the ability to manipulate shading and integrate it better into the picture. I have worked in 3D for many years (multiple programs) and this separate layered technique is one of the most used by artists and extremely powerful.
Hi everyone. I wanted to let you know we do plan to add more layers to the .psd output including shadow/light passes, reflection and some other helpful bits. I’ll keep you updated as we get closer on this one.
Peter Chambal commented
Franck Payen commented
Hope we get more news on that someday :)
ussnorway na commented
Wow you upgraded to CS2?
Ken Petty commented
am desiging a new banner for my client https://www.videocubix.com/ the propblem is i used old version on photoshop and now got updated to PhotoShop CS2, how can I merge layers without losing or changing the layers that have drop shadows applied?
improvement of shadow rendering quality is important. Particulary the "coreshadow" (do not know if that is the right english term) in the near of an object standing on the ground should be improved...
shadows and Reflections should be separated passes...
I want separated shadow layer.
I would like to get the shadow and reflection pass separate.
Now all I get is a 3D model with the shadows in in one layer. When I change the color of the background the shadows don't look right.
David Lloyd commented
+1 for this