Result of this tutorial:
My best friend BCool gave me his picture for this tutorial. Open your picture in Adobe Photoshop. It should have enough room for the shadow:
First we should select the figure. Use Quick mask for that:
Double left click on the Quick mask icon to enter it's options. Make sure you have the same settings:
Take Brush tool
and start to select the figure. Now it's all selected:
Press Q on your keyboard to exit Quick mask mode. If you have some unselected areas you just go to Quick Mask mode and fix it. If you have selected too much- erase it with Eraser tool.
Hit Ctrl+J on your keyboard to make a layer copy via cut. Then use Filter-Artistic-Paint Daubs Play around with settings until you like the results:
Your picture should look like this:
Press Ctrl+J again to make a layer copy via cut. If your layer window is closed, press F7.
In the layer window click on the first layer with the figure:
And press Ctrl+T on your keyboard. You can see our favorite transformation frame :0) :
Click on the indicated icon to keep constrain proportions and put 110%:
Place the bigger image to the best position so it'll look like a shadow, and hit Enter.
Image-Adjustments-Desaturate or press Shift+Ctrl+U:
Now click on the very first layer:
And go to Filter-Sketch-Halftone Pattern:
Here is my final result. You can add some text or play around with different filters for this effect scheme.