My attempt at the challenge:
Another go at a shield. Still not perfect but shading is a bit better.
Skull by water
Inspired by all the nice ‘by the water’ posts above, duck on the shoreline:
My own drop shadow and reflections
Just experimenting. Added shadow. Copy and mirrored the image as reflection. added opacity.
Added a drop shadow to a grenade icon of old. Then turned it into a silhouette. I used the selection and grow tool for the first one but the silhouette was made by selecting the colours and then changing the brightness-contrast of each layer. The backgrounds were adjusted to better show this
Drop shadow hot dog, cucumber silhouette, burger perspective reflection:
Here is my drop shadow diamond, silhouette pickaxe, and reflection city:
I made a drop shadow for my axe weapon, a silhouette for my shield, and a moon reflection in a murky swamp
To help with the reflection effect I made a selection of the flipped image and added a white to transparent gradient from the intersection down as well as the dark gradient from bottom up.
Moon done like in the previous section by moving a selection. Did make the vegetation purposefully fast and simple because I didn’t want to make something tall I’d also have to reflect =P
The reflection’s mask is moon colored for a hopefully moonlighty effect, also added some white slightly skewed white flares for water waves/movement, but I’m not entirely convinced by them and the flare-less version might honestly be better xP. I do like my moon’s ring and the not-really-black-but-actually-very-slightly-purple black I used for the night sky.
Here´s my take on the challenge!
Here’s the drop shadow on one of my keys.
This is a silhouette of my cursed-looking sword.
For the reflection, I decided to use the house as if it was by a lake.
I also decided to do a reflection and drop shadow for the torch.