Part 4: Creating Shadows and Highlightsaaronbaltz
By Aaron Blaise
In this tutorial, artist Aaron Blaise takes a simple color image and adds shadows and highlights. This stage is essential for giving your painting a realistic quality.
Aaron shows you how to:
- define form through shadow and highlights
- add shadows using a Multiply layer which will interact with the layers underneath to make everything darker, rather than painting over pre-existing colors
- define details like muscles using highlights and shadow
- use an Overlay layer to add highlights
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