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The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1

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Soooooo, here it finally is: The Lighting Tutorial, Part 1 :D
Part 2 can be found here.

About the tutorial:
I have no idea how comprehensive this is - it sure was hard to write, harder than my previous tuts. Lighting is such a complex thing and much of what I do is by gut instinct. It was hard to get this gut-feeling-thing written out in a somewhat coherent fashion ^^;

Part 1 deals with the basics, like what should your manip look like before you start, which stock is the most suitable and which questions you should answer before you even start. It shows you how you can add the bigger shadows using gradients and how you can adjust an object's colour to better fit with its environment in a very quick-and-easy way.

Part 2 [link] covers overall lighting and colourizing before showing a different method of setting highlights and shadows than "just painting them in" thus giving you a starting point so you don't have to paint in everything from scratch. Also, it touches on how to get those "really glowy" highlights.


:bulletblue: In any case, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me see what you've created - I'm curious like that.
:bulletblue: Comments & Feedback always welcome :heart:

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blabladog's avatar
This is exactly what I was looking for! I am just a learner, and I do Photoshop just for a hobby :D (Big Grin) 
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
great to hear that! :blowkiss:
littlebluegecko's avatar
Thanks you for this - much appreciated
GitteKoeppel's avatar
Wunderbare Tipps, Dankeschön
jspanda's avatar
wow nice turorial
Necroangl's avatar
I can't download it either!  I really want too!
LeChampagneGraphic's avatar
creationtakesun's avatar
you must clic to the image, that's will be grow up !
SweetDA's avatar
thank you sooo much for offering these tutorials for free! they will help me greatly!
Birdsatalcatraz's avatar
used here, thank you xx [link]
Pygar-Art's avatar
Danke für das Tut und deine Mühe!
awesome! thank you. great tutorial.
AokitianWolf's avatar
Sweetness! Thank you for putting this up :D
Excelia's avatar
Tried this out on an old peinting. Not sure how to link to it.... It's here: [link]

Thank you for your tutorials.
akky3210's avatar
I actually use GIMP (which, admittedly, lacks some features that Photoshop has), but this actually helped me a lot. I've always found lighting tricky, but this cleared up a lot of things. Thanks!
toxicsoil's avatar
Thank you for all your time in putting this together! I am unfamair with these concepts as i come from a photgraphy background and sort of fell into manip. I have improved enough where i understand this tutorial on the first pass, but it will take practice to get a feel for this! Thanks.......I found it very useful!
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
thank you so much! Glad it helps!
toxicsoil's avatar
Thank you again and i will be using those on my next project!
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