How To Add Shadow To Your Lettering.
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Are you confused with where shadows should be placed? You’re not the only one!
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Imagine your letters are a 3D object like this pen.
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Now imagine some sunshine or a strong light like this!
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If the light is bottom right, the shadow is on the left hand side of the pen.
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If the light is top left, the shadow falls on the right hand side.
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Let’s try it with a coffee cup. Watch how the shadow moves as I move the light.
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Now let’s apply what we have learned to lettering!
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Here’s where I imagine my light source to be.
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Let’s add the shadow
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And here it is! I added a few highlights to this too. Go try it yourself!
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