How would increase shadow darkness on a Photo Plate Render?


Hey all,

My renders on photo backgrounds (Plates) seem to have washed out shadows. How would a person darken the shadow? Mine are very fuzzy and lite. Surrounding objects in the photos have crisp edges on the shadows. Mine look airbrushed.

How might one adjust this? Nothing I have found on YouTube talks on adjusting the shadows.

I am using Skylight (Standard). I played around with the Omni light, but nothing spectacular. I thought I would ask and possibly save myself a week of experimentation.


It’s probably because you’re using a Skylight, you need to try to use a more accurate lighting configuration. If it’s outdoors then there’s an actual Daylight system you can use.


Thanks Darth.

I did some experimenting.