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Can I get a foreground image to cast a shadow

Posted: Thu, 6th Aug 2009, 9:50am

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FXhomer25108

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After keying a foreground image on a background image which has sun casting shadows I would like to be able to have the foreground image cast a shadow as well is it possible
Posted: Thu, 6th Aug 2009, 10:08am

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Simon K Jones

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Shadow casting is a feature of PhotoKey 2 Pro:

http://fxhome.com/photokey-pro

It's not possible in PhotoKey 2, however.

If you're interested in PhotoKey 2 Pro, you can upgrade for a discounted price of $199.
Posted: Thu, 6th Aug 2009, 2:33pm

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Axeman

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If you are after a light source in the background image casting a shadow of the foreground, even PhotoKey Pro's tools won't do that. You would need to light the foreground accordingly during the shoot. If I am understanding you correctly.
Posted: Thu, 6th Aug 2009, 7:40pm

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FXhomer25108

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No it was for the foreground image to cast a shadow on the background, thank you anyway much obliged, pro version seems to be the only way to go.
Posted: Thu, 6th Aug 2009, 9:12pm

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Axeman

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Ah, yes, for that the shadow cast feature in the Pro version is awesome. I'm a big fan of it.