Figure 2-41. Before: original image without an anchoring shadow
Figure 2-42. After: reflection of shadow onto the oranges anchors them to the ground
To create this anchoring shadow, add subtle amount of shadow to the object itself on multiplied layer, particularly where the object gets closer to the ground or another object. As an object gets closer to the ground or another object, the shadow will become progressively darker. After the application of the anchoring shadow, the object appears properly grounded. Note the anchoring shadow around the underside of the oranges in Figure 2-42.