View Full Version : Does any body knows how to add shadow to a person's face...
06-07-2003, 03:56 PM
body, clothes etc
If you know of any tutorial or if you have tips please let me know.
I am using Adobe Photoshop 5.5
I kind of know how to do it but it doesn't come up like I want.
06-07-2003, 04:39 PM
All I do is just lightly color where I want the shade with a pencil, then smudge it abit with my thumb or forefinger.
06-07-2003, 05:42 PM
I'm going to move this to the 'DCG Gab' forum, where I'm sure more artists will offer advice.
06-07-2003, 06:03 PM
check out some of the links posted by dperceful in the hints'n'tips thread (http://www.comics2film.com/UBB/Forum7/HTML/002244.html), I think they cover some of your needs.
As far as shading faces, on photos I have had some nice results using the lasso tool to select areas of the face and adjusting the HSL (hue/saturation/lighting) settings to darken the area slightly, I then contract the selection and make another adjustment etc, if you do this repeatedly it can give a nice effect with practice, although it is time consuming
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06-09-2003, 06:31 AM
a really simple way is to duplicate your image, put it above your original and then set the layer property to 'multiply'
06-09-2003, 09:24 AM
I use the eyedropper tool to pick up a shadow colour (usually from the neck, or arm), and just airbrush the shadow in. Usually putting in a couple of shades will make the shadow look authentic.
06-09-2003, 10:05 AM
I usually wait until groundhog day to see if the shadow will add to a person's face. And even then its a 50/50 chance. jk
I like what localhero suggested. I've done that before and it works very well.
06-19-2003, 11:37 AM
I add a new layer (Photoshop) but make it 40-70 percent opaque. Then paint a darker color where i want the shadow.
Doesn't always work but more often than not it does.
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