Advanced Lighting Effects Manipulation PART 1 –

This is a more advanced manipulation tutorial where you will learn advanced lighting techniques. I announced this tutorial on one of my newsletter and here it is.

==PART 2==

On the first part of this tutorial I will show you how I turned an alley into a dark night environment using layer styles and the brush to paint shadows. I’ll also show you how I created realistic headlights for the car.

Create Realistic Shadows on your Manipulations

Shadows are one of the most important elements of any photo manipulation or digital painting. They give more depth to an artwork and also create realism. In this short video I make a short practical demonstration of how I make the most used types of shadows.

This is just a short demonstration, but there is more theory behind shadows. If you want to know more about shadows post a comment. If I get many requests I can write a detailed tutorial to cover this topic,  show you how to create shadows and how to identify light sources and choose the right stock images for your manipulations.