This tutorial will hopefully help you create more
realistic shadow effects in adobe photoshop.
Types of shadows
for the purposes of this tutorial i have defined two
sorts of shadows and have elected to call them major shadows and
minor shadows. If there is a proper term for this distinction then
mail it to me and i'll correct it.
Major shadows is how i will refer to those cast by
an object onto the ground or other surfaces around it.
Minor shadows is how i will refer to smaller shadows
cast by an object onto itself such as under a chin or hat.