In this tutorial i will show you how to light a scene with an HDRI image and then composite the shadow onto a back plate in GIMP. This is a great method for those sorely missing the "shadows only" option in Blender Internal.

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Check out smcars.net's repository of HDRIs at smcars.net/forums/smcars-hdri/

And you can download the backplate and HDR images used in this tutorial at smcars.net/forums/smcars-hdri/38200-hdri-package-002-a.html

background image: smcars.net/HDRI/002/big/IMG_4825.jpg

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