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Dramatic illumination tutorial

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By Andrei-Oprinca   |   
Published: June 13, 2012
In this tutorial I wanted to show how to create dramatic light effects in Photoshop

See the rest of the steps here: Create dramatic light effects in Phothsop

Stock images used: Background: [link]
Model: [link]
Sky: [link]
Smoke brushes: [link]
Smoke stock: [link]
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zerogalaxyProfessional Digital Artist
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EthericDezignsStudent Digital Artist
Thank you, I followed this tutorial here:…
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Brizzolatto55Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I used your wonderful tutorial:…
Thanks!!! I hope you like it  :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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silkraptureStudent Artist
Oh this helped so much! It made such a difference to do lighting the RIGHT way! (Meaning, do lighting that really makes all the parts work together) Thank youuuu
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a m a z i n g !!!!!! 
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Great tutorial Andrei! Really good tip with Dodge & Burning action, ty for that.
Here's my version of your tutorial [link]
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DrselaHobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to give it a try.. But then I saw that you used the Dodge & Burn method :)
No matter how hard I try, I suck a Dodge & Burning :(

Are you using you mouse, or a touchpad?
:) :)
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Andrei-OprincaHobbyist Digital Artist
well, I'm using a mouse, I also have a tablet but it can be done with the mouse as well. It needs a bit of practice and a bit of eye training to see the highlights and shadows. On you tube I have a few tutorials related to that but not a full one. I'll have to make a complete dodge/Burn tutorial.

Have you followed the video version of this tutorial? It's here: [link]
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DrselaHobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen the video version :)
I should maybe give it a try :)

"I'll have to make a complete dodge/Burn tutorial"
Are you saying that you'll upload a full Dodge & Burn tutorial :D ?
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MindTuberProfessional Digital Artist
Really great done the tutorial, I like part with explaining work on add dramatic light effects
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seff01Professional Digital Artist
brilliant tut and work.
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Very helpful thank you ^_^
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NoctisUmbraHobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful tutorial. The end result was amazing.
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Excellent tutorialul, usor de urmarit, cu un rezultat impresionant!!! :heart:
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NEYECHobbyist Artist
very clever stuff!
like it
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Dani-OwergoorHobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent! :clap:
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I normally don't comment but that was an easy to follow tutorial with superb results. I usually just copy the image and use the dodge and burn tools, but the 50% grey filled layer method looks interesting.
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O.o tngo una imagen a medias juuusto con ese stock de camiones, ni aposta :squee: :squee:
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I always had problems with the light part on manips, I find this quite useful, thx :D
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