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The Lighting Tutorial - Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 2 by kuschelirmel-stock
The Lighting Tutorial, Part 2 :boogie:
It's the second of a two part series; part one can be found here. Obviously you should read that first ;)

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 [link] 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 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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Given 2010-12-31
Suggester's words: The Lighting Tutorial - Part 2 by =kuschelirmel-stock includes so many helpful tips; not just the explanation about handling lighting is awesome, but also all of the little tricks that one would overlook in Photoshop (or at least, that I have overlooked for years) that really could come in handy at times of need in Photoshop. ( Suggested by Saphitri and Featured by FantasyStock )
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thank you very much.
ATGunn Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your tutorials. They are really helpful!!!!
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: you're welcome! thank you for leaving a comment!
Mr-Wolf22 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
you r greatest designer i have ever seen >>>> thanx very much for sharing
Dandeira Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional
Thanks for this tutorial! Even though the spider gave me a big scare ;)
Pygar-Art Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Danke für das Tut und deine Mühe!
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
iam-SHERLOCKED Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing! Might use this in the near future :).
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sorry, but I stopped reading because of the spider. :iconwthplz:
CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for sharing this! Beautiful, spooky artwork too.
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