Achieve Brilliant Lighting Effects in Photoshop

Added on April 21st 2011
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Lighting effects can make or break any digital artwork. When done properly, lighting can add visual impact, draw the viewer's eye, convey depth and emotion, and tie together all the elements of the piece for a quality finished result. However, achieving brilliant lighting is not always an easy task, particularly for newer digital artists. Perfecting contrast, color variation, sharpness and depth will help make your digital art more enticing.

In this tutorial, you'll learn the essential process of achieving brilliant lighting effects in Photoshop. Using default brushes, blending options and a few stock images, you'll learn step by step a variety of techniques that you can use in your own digital artworks to achieve professional results.

This is tutorial is jam packed with tips, shortcuts and techniques, and each detail is explained to allow beginning users to follow along. But even if you're an advanced user, you'll be inspired and take away some useful new ideas for your artwork. Let's get started!

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