How do I choose image complexity for natural shadow services and how much does it cost?
A natural shadow makes it look like your product has cast a shadow on its background or surface, even if there was no light source during the shoot.
You’ll choose one of three categories for the complexity of your natural shadow edits:
- Complexity 1: Basic natural shadow (starting at 69¢ per image)
- Complexity 2: Simple natural shadow (starting at $1.29 per image)
- Complexity 3: Complex natural shadow (starting at $2.99 per image)
When to choose basic for shadow > natural shadow
Basic natural shadow edits apply when you have a single product with basic shapes that needs a shadow. Choose this when you need to add a natural shadow for one basic product without too many complex intricacies or shapes.
Basic natural shadow edits start at 69¢ per image.
Here are some examples of products that would likely qualify for basic natural shadow:
- Pair of shoes
- Simple jewelry
- Home decor and accessories
- Children’s toy blocks
- Small electronics, like smartphones
When to choose simple for shadow > natural shadow
Select simple natural shadow when you need to add natural shadow to two or three basic products in a single image, such as for product groupings or product bundles. Simple natural shadow also applies for single products with slightly more complex shapes or intricate edges. Simple natural shadow starts at $1.29 per image.
Here are some examples of products that would likely qualify for simple natural shadow:
- Simple furniture, such as a chair or couch
- A bottle of orange juice styled with props
When to choose complex for shadow > natural shadow
Complex natural shadow is for the most complex natural shadows. Choose this when you need to add a natural shadow to an intricately shaped or oversized product or groupings of four or more products.
Complex natural shadow edits start at $2.99 per image.
Here are some examples of products that would likely qualify for complex natural shadow:
- Furniture sets
- Complex machinery or electronics with lots of detail
- A large collection of children’s toys
- Product bundles with more than three items
What to do if you don’t know which complexity to choose
If you’re not sure which complexity to select, you can always select basic reflection shadow and leave a comment. We’ll check it out and send you an accurate quote.
Remember: you’ll need to approve the quote before we start retouching your images.
You can add comments during step 2 of the quote request process.
On step 2 ADD COMMENTS, scroll to where it says “Is there anything you want to tell our retouchers about your edits?”
Enter your notes in the box underneath where it says ADDITIONAL COMMENTS.
After you submit your quote request, you’ll receive a quote via email within 45 minutes. If you don’t see it, make sure to check your spam folder.