Reflecting drop shadow is created using retouching tools of Photoshop. Reflection means mirror image of an object if it’s standing near a reflective surface like plastic, glass, shiny floor, sunset etc. Reflecting shadow is mostly used for photo manipulation. Accuracy is the key of this method. One must have proper experience to do this kind of work because there are many important factors that make a reflecting shadow look original and sweet.
Reflection shadow will give you the same look of an object as it will show in a real glass or mirror. Reflection shadow is such a process where the object will get an mock shadow of lighting and a 3D effect to the image. Drop shadows are past now, reflection shadows are even better. Reflection shadows makes an image look exceptional while catching the eyes of audience with the first look. The glassy look of reflection shadow will boost the results of any product ready for advertisement or promotion!
Image editing software, Photoshop, is capable of editing the images in different mode as per the users need. Reflection shadow is one of the most used effects for various designs. Imagine a Lamborghini car or any other object that is standing beside a river or a perfume bottle on a shiny glass table, for such objects made by illustration, reflection shadow is a must.
Why Reflecting Shadow is important?
Images manipulated or made using reflecting shadow is important. Why? You will see many social media advertisement of products which are highly edited and made to look attractive. Most of them use the reflective shadow to make the image look glassy and classy. People are more likely to stare at an image with reflection than a plain image, research says. Reference- Wikipedia. It’s because your audience will take a second look at your delivered image just to check out the reflections. It’s normal human nature. This is a secret method many marketers use today.
For example, If you are selling mugs or glasses online, If you are advertising with just plain images then the result can’t be the same if you use an image of product with reflective shadow. You don’t need to wait for the sun to click a shadow photo. With the help of Graphics designers, you can create a artificial reflection out of anything that looks good with a reflection. One thing to keep in mind is that not everything will look good with a reflection shadow. Products that look good with a reflection will naturally look good with a reflection, if it doesn’t then it isn’t going to work.