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Advanced Light + Shadow by archetype-stock Advanced Light + Shadow by archetype-stock
Part of my SO YOU WANT TO BE A PHOTOMANIPULATOR series.

This teaches you about how to find the light source, why there are different kinds of shadows and how and when to use them, how to deal with double shadows, and when (and how) to use the Burn tool in Photoshop. Lots of examples!

Please consider faving and/or commenting if you find this helpful. Then I know it's worth doing more!

See my Tutorials area for the rest of my tutorials!

Download for full size. Please feel free to make suggestions for other Photoshop/photomanip tutorials!

Want stock recommendations? Try the links at the bottom of my journal.

Stock used in this tut is noted on the images but includes
:iconbrunilde-stock: :iconangelus-knight: :iconb-e-c-k-y-stock: :iconfaestock: :iconarchetype-stock:
Thank you to each of them for providing such wonderful stock!

You may NOT repost this anywhere without explicit written permission. If you wish to translate it into another language, please ask and I can send you my original Photoshop file for you to work with.
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Advanced Light + Shadow by =archetype-stock teaches you all about light sources and how to add shadows to your photomanipulations. ( Suggested by kuschelirmel and Featured by bleedsopretty )
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Feast-DigitalArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't explain how happy i am as i understand the logics of shadows in manipulation now after reading this. Thank you so much for working so hard to make understand. I couldn't understand on the fist go. To make concept clear i had to read it 2 times. Keep up tge good work and may God bless you. :) 👌👍
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Elaol Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks, I've been looking for something like this :)
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the helpful tutorial

It helped me to make this :aww:
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lilithbg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
thank you very much for this tutorial,
Always had a big problem with lights and shadows, and this is very helpful!
:woohoo:
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mum666 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this very helpful thanks so much
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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Great Tutorial!!!
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Sartr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
thank you for the tut! it's very helpful for understanding things!
;)
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing ! Congrats on your DD!
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unmerwe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks...this is helpful when trying to learn!
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Cloudbat Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. o.o This is the first good thing on shadows I've been able to find.
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Gloria-Gypsy-Designs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Featured in "Texture Tuesdays" new article [link]
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1sammyfan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks for this wonderful tutorial! :clap:
I found it very helpful.
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DeletedSeen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Very useful, I'll put it to use straightaway thanks!
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GloomWriter Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist
Thank you ever so much for providing tutorials! :heart:
I have featured this here-> [link]
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cr1m1n1m1nal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks for this, light & shadow are always something i struggle with
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rebel1717 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
used this tutorial here -> [link]
Thank you
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Midvacent Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Thank you! This is very helpful. It's nice to find a tut that has visually illustrated the logic of light sources!
:D
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dancingbear73 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
great basic run through
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outofbodyexperience Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008   Photographer
Not only you create wonderful stuff, but you also take your time to spread the knowledge. You're too kind. =D
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snowpeace19 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
great tutorial
thanx buddy
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MorganElfan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
this is very helpful, it's true. =)

but how can i do those shadows? I tried blending, but i couldn't =\

if you could help me i will appreciate a lot.
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a tutorial on how to do that here: [link]
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xgnyc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very useful!
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LuneBleu Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
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Hey there!!

Your Tutorial is being featured on my News Article here: [link]
Thank you so much for sharing :aww:
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anastaserose Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
This is a wonderful tutorial, thank you so much for writing it and sharing! :hug: :D
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to drop me a note. I really appreciate it!! :blowkiss:
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AF-studios Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Hi :wave:

I would like to let you know that I featured this here-[link]
:heart:
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msweetamber Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
This helps a lot, thank you!
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exchanged-stock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Congrats
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kmaier99 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I think this is also very useful for someone wanting to draw from imagination, yet realistically.
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sammigurl61190 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
If everyone would give as much of a damn as you seem to about your photomanipulations, the world of that category would be a more beautiful place.
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
what a lovely compliment. thank you so very much!!
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Zareste Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
One should note that fuzzy shadows get sharper as they get closer to the source.
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Death-by-Clarinet Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Thank you very much for this! It will give me a huge boost in brushing up on those manips. I'll definitely check out anything else you have on the subject. :heart:
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! :D
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Death-by-Clarinet Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
You're welcome! :dance:
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Cool idea and so well executed :D
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! :D
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TibodinJay Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
You're most welcome :D
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MiSmAtChEd Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
It's so nice to see -good- tutorials made. :D
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!!
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pulbern Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely helpful! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge :D
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Love your username, btw. :D
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Riastrad729 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Brilliant tutorial! Definitely a keeper! :+fav:

Cheers. :beer:
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Thank you!!
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DarkenWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
wow so informative, so clean. this is of professional grade by far! very well done, i toke the time for knowing shadows are there, now i know shadows!
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archetype-stock Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I appreciate that. I guess teacher (not of art) + artist = good tut in this case. Whew! :D
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DarkenWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I'd say, thanks for the reply

(dark council chapter 2 is here)
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Rikku-Madara-Uchiha Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I think I use all of these shadows... On faces, though. Like, one of the pics I drew -not posted here- fades from dark black to light grey -I used my finger to make it fade juuussttt right-. Anyway, thank you for making the tutorial CX.

~Rikku-chan
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