How can I achieve the “bent paper” effect in photoshop?

I’ve seen design elements on webpages that contain a “bent paper” effect. In other words, it looks like the paper is shaped in an arch, based on the visual perception of the shadow.

How do I achieve this?


I found an image:

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Shadow gives the perception of how the paper is bent.
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In this screen shot, the two yellow rectangles are identical. To achieve the shadow effect, just duplicate the rectangle layer, fill it with black and blur 2-3px. then edit->transform->warp to bend the shadow shape. you want to move the shadow layers by a few pixels to the direction that’s against the imagined light source. also play with the transparency too.

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