Photoshop Masterclass: Light and Shadow

In this episode, Paul will show how to add your own dramatic lighting to a scene. Turn day into night, and learn how to add glows and sparks to make any drab photo look magical. Using Adjustment layers, Color Lookups, layer masks, and brushes to light a scene. Also learn how to paint in shadows that look realistic to really add drama to a photo.

Paul Trani is a Principal Worldwide Evangelist for Adobe where he inspires designers everywhere to use their creativity and new technology to create compelling visuals. With over 20 years of experience across 40 countries Paul has become a sought after designer, speaker and presenter on all things design and creative related.

00:00 start
4:35 Creating a light source
7:02 Adding particles with glow effect to the light source
11:22 Using distort to create a warp within the light effect
17:08 Adding a jellyfish as a light source – applying glow effects
19:20 Using Pixelsquid to find assets – editing lighting for dragon asset in Dimension
27:35 Using curves to match lighting between the dragon asset and the background
33:30 Painting in light sources using masks
36:28 Creating a reflection
41:40 Compositing a robot into a street scene – matching lighting in an environment
49:03 Adding a shadow for the robot – grounding the image to the street
52:08 Adding a second robot to the scene – last minute addition

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