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The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock
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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:icongittekoeppel:
GitteKoeppel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wunderbare Tipps, Dankeschön
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bitte! :heart:
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:iconjspanda:
jspanda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow nice turorial
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Necroangl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't download it either!  I really want too!
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LeChampagneGraphic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
I can't download?
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creationtakesun Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you must clic to the image, that's will be grow up !
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SweetDA Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you sooo much for offering these tutorials for free! they will help me greatly!
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Birdsatalcatraz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used here, thank you xx [link]
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thierry1964 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
merci
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:iconoosdesign:
oosDesign Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ;)
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Pygar-Art Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Danke für das Tut und deine Mühe!
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up240 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
awesome! thank you. great tutorial.
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweetness! Thank you for putting this up :D
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Excelia Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional 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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akky3210 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   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-stock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! Glad it helps!
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:icontoxicsoil:
toxicsoil Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you again and i will be using those on my next project!
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tizjezzme Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
This is great .. if only I can wrap my head around it. Wish you were here, I'd have you show me :"> Thank you for this tutorial !!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're most welcome! I'm glad it is helpful
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Paintedspoon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks so much for the tips and your time to do this.
Learned some good points.
Barb
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Paintedspoon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks so much some very good points.
Barb
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icu109 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just found these and as I just got CS6, ( I use mostly PaintDotNet and have for the 2 years I've been dabbling) this is going to help me tremendously. I shall spend time with it cuz lighting, shadows, reflections, and dropshadows are indeed the part that make a piece actually look real. thank you, you put a lot of time and effort into this. the least I can do is study it and your other offerings. I do best learning this way. Videos, I hate. Go too fast, have distractions like too much talking, or no talking and can't follow, or stupid music I have to mute, and have to keep pausing. this is great!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: glad you find them useful!
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maggamin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial. I really needed help with controlling light in my images.
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rogeriosampaio Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank's Olve Effect!
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Nolamom3507 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thank you so much. I have been struggling with lighting and shadows. I only just recently discovered about not using black to make my shadows. I hadn't thought about gradients for shadowing, although I use them for light frequently. Duh!
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: you're most welcome!
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1Rabbit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL your tutorials are the best on the site - very well explained. I'm an intermediate to advanced Photoshop user & I've learned something more from them all. Many thanks.
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much! I'm glad they're useful! :heart:
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Neitin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic tutorial, thanks very much for sharing!!
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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UlyssesFae Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi,
I would really love to see this tutorial as it looks like what I am looking for. I was wondering if you would allow a download of this tutorial and part 2 as I can't see the writing very well.
Thanks
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you need to click on it to make it big - it doesn't come any bigger than the full view
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UlyssesFae Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You :)
Silly me... I didn't click on the image that's why I couldn't see it lol, still getting used to how things work. Thanks again for the tutorials
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fantasmadesign Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful tutorial, I always had problem with lighting...
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Aeirmid Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Featured here for Project Educate: [link]

Hope that's OK! :blowkiss:
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: thank you muchly!
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lusete Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured this tutorial here: [link]
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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hvYmtlpoison Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was so helpful!!! thank you
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:iconkuschelirmel-stock:
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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hvYmtlpoison Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Ivon-Megan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome!!!!
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xJemdx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you for sharing this!
I found all the lighting tips really helpful, I’ve never tried a manip like this but now I’m itching to open up my Photoshop and try! :)
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kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is among the coolest things to read in a comment on a tutorial, that it is kinda inspiring :love: thank you! If you do use these techniques, please leave a link, I'd love to see!
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OritBJ Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much this very helpful! :hug:
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very useful! Thank you!!! :hug:
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Mirk217 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
:) +
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