Each object has a drop shadow(s) applied as well as a ‘floor shadow’. This subtle floor shadow only shows when the object is partially hanging off the edge of the table for a more realistic effect.
You may also notice that the drop shadows of the objects won’t appear on the floor when hanging off the edge of the table. Each of the shadows can be increased/decreased in strength by adjusting the fill/opacity sliders.
To customise the magazines, expand the folder of the magazine size that you want to edit and then expand the ‘Magazine’ folder. In this folder you will find these options:
The staples can be toggled on/off by clicking the eye icon of the ‘Staples’ Layer.
CENTRE SHADOW (OPEN MAGAZINES)
The shadow that runs down the centre of the open magazines can be toggled on/off by clicking the eye icon of the ‘Centre Shadow’ layer.The strength of this shadow may need to be changed depending on the design added to the magazine pages.This can be done by decreasing/increasing the Opacity/Fill sliders.
HIGHLIGHTS (Highlighted Orange)
The Highlights can be toggled on/off by clicking the eye icon of the Highlights layer.The strength of the highlights may need to be changed depending on the design added to the magazine pages. For example, darker colour designs will probably need to the highlights reducing and very light (white) designs they might need increasing.This can be done by decreasing/increasing the Opacity/Fill sliders.
PAGE SHADOWS (In pages folder for open magazines - Highlighted Blue)
If you expand the ‘Pages’ folder there are layers called ‘Shadows’ for the left and right pages.The strength of these shadow may need to be changed depending on the design added to the magazine pages. This can be done by decreasing/increasing the Opacity/Fill sliders.
TIP: A dark design with the page shadow is causing some discolouration above. To prevent this you can decrease the Fill slider or toggle the shadow off completely as below.
SIDE PAGES (Open magazines only)
The colour of the side pages can be customised by expanding the ‘Side Pages’ folder and then clicking the colour thumbnail of the ‘Side Page Colour’ layer. A colour dialog box will appear and the colour can be a selected.The colour of the side pages may need to be adjusted depending on the design of the main front pages.A darker design will mean that the side pages may appear too bright and therefore can be made darker by selecting a grey colour for example.They can also be made any colour.
There is a texture layer that can be toggled on/off by clicking the eye icon.The texture layer of the open magazines is found in the ‘Pages’ folder.
CREASE (Covers only)
There is a crease layer that can be toggled on/off by clicking the eye icon.
The magazine shadows can be toggled on/off by clicking the ‘Shadows’ folder eye icon.The shadows can also be adjusted in strength by decreasing/increasing the Opacity/Fill sliders.
There are 3 types of coffee to choose; latte, matcha and black. Simply expand the ‘Coffee’ folder and ‘latte Art’ folder and select/deselect the layers by clicking the eye icon.
There is also a choice of coloured spoon. Simply toggle on/off the desired colour.
The colour of the mug can be changed by simply expanding the ‘Coffee’ and then ‘Mug’ folders. Double click the colour layer thumbnail and select a colour from the dialog box.The same can be done for the saucer.
To change the table top texture, simply expand the ‘Table’ folder and toggle on/off the desired texture by clicking the eye icon.
There is also a ‘Table Colour’ layer so you can select a custom colour. Simply double click the thumbnail of this layer and select the colour from the colour dialog box.The shadows of the table can also be adjusted by changing the fill/opacity sliders.
To change the floor, simply expand the ‘Floors’ folder and toggle on/off the desired floor texture.There are 2 variations of each floor texture. One is in focus and the other is slightly blurred to create a shallow depth of field highlighting the focus on the table.
There is also a ‘Floor Colour’ layer which can be made any colour by double clicking the layer thumbnail and choosing a colour from the colour dialog box.
There are also 2 layers, a shadow and a light gradient, for creating different lighting effects. Increasing the fill slider of these layers will create a darker bottom left hand corner and a lighter upper right hand corner to emulate a more direct and stronger light source.
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