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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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blabladogHobbyist Digital Artist
This is exactly what I was looking for! I am just a learner, and I do Photoshop just for a hobby :D (Big Grin) 
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kuschelirmel-stockHobbyist Digital Artist
great to hear that! :blowkiss:
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littlebluegeckoProfessional Photographer
Thanks you for this - much appreciated
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GitteKoeppelHobbyist Digital Artist
Wunderbare Tipps, Dankeschön
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kuschelirmel-stockHobbyist Digital Artist
bitte! :heart:
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jspandaHobbyist Digital Artist
wow nice turorial
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NecroanglHobbyist Photographer
I can't download it either!  I really want too!
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LeChampagneGraphicProfessional Photographer
I can't download?
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creationtakesunHobbyist General Artist
you must clic to the image, that's will be grow up !
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SweetDAHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much for offering these tutorials for free! they will help me greatly!
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BirdsatalcatrazHobbyist Digital Artist
used here, thank you xx [link]
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oosDesignProfessional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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Danke für das Tut und deine Mühe!
up240's avatar
awesome! thank you. great tutorial.
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AokitianWolfStudent General Artist
Sweetness! Thank you for putting this up :D
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ExceliaProfessional Digital Artist
Tried this out on an old peinting. Not sure how to link to it.... It's here: [link]

Thank you for your tutorials.
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akky3210Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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toxicsoil Digital Artist
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!
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kuschelirmel-stockHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! Glad it helps!
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toxicsoil Digital Artist
Thank you again and i will be using those on my next project!
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