Light and Shadows in Photoshop

How To : Adjust light and shadows in Photoshop Elements

This video demonstrates how to adjust light and shadows in Photoshop Elements. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to adjust light and shadows i ...more

How To : Create glamour shadows & highlights in Photoshop

Learn how to touch up images in Photoshop and bring out the true potential of your art. Using subtle strokes of image enhancement you can redefine the effect that shadows have on your images and use them to bring out the aspects of the photos that you want to highlight. Simila ...more

How To : Create perspective text shadows in Photoshop

In this Two Minute Photoshop Podcast you will learn to create perspective shadows with your text. This effect makes it looks as if there's a bright light source behind your text. You will learn how to use the Transform tool.

How To : Create advanced shadows in Photoshop

What lurks in the shadows? Is it something scary and frightening? Nothing so nefarious in this insightful episode of PixelPerfect in which Bert casts light upon the mysteries behind creating advanced shadow effects within Photoshop.

How To : Apply light sources to 3D projects in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Fix lighting problems in photos with Photoshop

Using Photoshop CS2, this software tutorial demonstrates how to help alleviate lighting problems via the Shadow/Highlight tool. No matter if you are touching up vacation photos or professional images, this Photoshop tutorial can help you adjust lighting problems.

How To : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Create shadows in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we'll look at how to create shadows for simple objects using Photoshop CS2. In this example, you will be creating shadows on books in Photoshop.

How To : Simulate a ray of light in Photoshop

Photoshop Universe shows you how to add a simulated ray of light to your photos. They give you advice on how to use levels, the radial blur filter, and the lighten color blend mode. You can give your pictures a nice added touch by learning this simple and easy to understand te ...more

How To : Add a focal point with light in Photoshop

The video is basically about how to modify the focal point of the image. When the image has some stuff on the background and when you want the viewers to focus more on one particular area and making the rest of the image darker, you need to modify the light values of the image ...more

How To : Sew the Light and Shadows quilt block

Watch this quilting demonstration of how to sew the Light and Shadows quilt block. You can download and print out the Light and Shadows quilt block to reference as you sew this pattern. Light and Shadows is a fairly easy quilt pattern made up of squares and rectangles.

How To : Make basic use of light and shadows in 3ds MAX

Light and shadow are the fundamental intangibles that allow us to see our world. Creating realistic simulacra of them on the computer is very challenging. This video will show you how to create and use light and shadow in 3DS MAX to make your 3D models look more realistic (or ...more

How To : Create 3D wrapping light streaks in Photoshop

Looking to jazz up your Photoshop creations? Learn how to create 3D wrapping light streaks in Photoshop with help from this video. By starting with a simple 3D object created in Photoshop, "wrap" the object with light, specifically these light zips or bands to create this effe ...more

How To : Make reflected or cast shadows in Adobe Photoshop

Do you need to create graphics for video editing systems like Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Adobe Premiere? Are you looking to get more from Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects? Then you need to learn Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to make reflected or ...more

How To : Dodge midtones and shadows in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Part of your image too dark? The solution might be a few clicks away. Learn how to use the new color dodge tool within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to better acquaint yo ...more

How To : Add a window light cast in Photoshop

In this video we are going to light cast a window so we can add more focus to the photos. First take unremarkable photo, then find a window image to transfer and select all Ctrl+a. After that copy it to the previous image. Click layer 1, then select the white space in the wind ...more

How To : Draw perspective shadows using a light source

This video demonstrates the process for drawing prospective shadows using a light source. Start with the shadow vanishing point which is directly below the light source on the horizon line. Draw lines from the shadow vanishing point to the front three corners of your box. Next ...more

How To : Remove or reduce shadows in Adobe Photoshop

This Adobe Photoshop video tutorial teaches you how to remove or reduce shadows in Adobe Photoshop. This video is from the "Tiling Textures" course. See how to remove or reduce shadows in pictures. Sessions Online Tutorial Videos is the video channel of Sessions Online Schoo ...more

How To : Create and light neon tubes in Photoshop

Move from day into night, with this artistic technique that demonstrates how to digitally bend neon tubes and then light them up with Adobe Photoshop CS3. Learn how to create and then light neon signs in this Photoshop software tutorial.

How To : Add rays of light through trees in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to add ray so flight through trees in Photoshop. First, open up Photoshop and open up your picture. Now, go to your channels and choose the one with the most contrast by looking at all of the options. Now, duplicate the layer and go to "image", "adj ...more

How To : Use the soft light layer mode in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the soft light layer mode in Photoshop with Yanik Chauvin. This will reduce gray in the picture. First, duplicate the layer and then click on the blending mode menu. Click on the soft light option, then your photo will adjust and have satu ...more

How To : Remove shadows from a photo in Photoshop

Photoshop remains one of the coolest digital editing tools of all time, and if you're a user, you're likely discovering new tricks every day. One of the most helpful tricks is removing a shadow from an object, such as a face, a car, a cat, a dog or like this tutorial, a child. ...more

How To : Remove shadows from photos in Adobe Photoshop

Sometimes shadows might be a nuisance to your photos, causing unwarranted distraction to them. In this video tutorial you will learn to remove a shadow from a photo using Adobe Photoshop. Learn to use the lasso tool and sample tools to do the job. Remove shadows from photos in ...more

How To : Color correct in Photoshop to compensate for bad light

Once you've adjusted the levels of a photo, the next thing you want to do is color correct. The Photoshop techniques used here compensate for bad AWB (auto white balance) settings on point and shoot cameras, or in situations where you had less than ideal light.

How To : Apply light sources to 3D models in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Add rim light to a drawing in Adobe Photoshop

Rim light is the light in the background or immediately surrounding your figure. Using a black and white drawing, this tutorial shows you a few techniques in Photoshop you can use to play around a little bit with rim light to make your picture really pop!

How To : Light up a lighthouse in a photo using Photoshop

In this video tutorial we will see how Stuart Little "lights up" a lighthouse inside a photo. You will learn how to use the lighting filter command within Photoshop to do the trick. After learning it, don't hesitate to experiment on "lighting" other buildings! Click on the scr ...more

How To : Work with layers in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create a web 2.0 menu bar in Photoshop

In this software tutorial video you will see how to design a Web 2.0 Style Menu Bar with lights and shadows using Photoshop. Good for websites or graphic design projects, this tutorial will show you how to create Web 2.0 style images in Photoshop.

How To : Create a dramatic portrait in Adobe Photoshop

This video focuses on dramatic portraits in Adobe Photoshop. Create a dramatic-looking portrait taking a picture that you already have, maybe something that's in an interesting pose, in Photoshop using lighting effects to manipulate the way it looks, making it unworldly and st ...more

How To : Bring more life into your photos using Photoshop

Clicks are made on "Image",then "Adjustments", followed by "Brightness/Contrast" ; contrast is set to 30 and brightness is set to 60 to add more light to the picture. "Adjustment", "Variations" are clicked in that order and both yellow and red are increased. "Filter", "Render" ...more

How To : Create a split tone effect in Photoshop

This video demonstrates the split tone effect in Photoshop. A split tone effect makes a picture look more rustic by changing the tones. First, add an adjustment layer to the picture by opening the channel mixer window. Select Monochrome and adjust the RGB values to create a bl ...more

How To : Enhance the color of photos in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse teaches you how to enhance the colors of photos using Adobe Photoshop. You get a photo and duplicate that layer. Set the blending mode to Soft Light. You repeat that step, only the blend mode should be Lighten. The shadows are now darker. You can change the b ...more

How To : Design a chair using Photoshop

Brad Askelon demonstrates how to design a chair using Photoshop. First, you sketch the chair out on a piece of paper. You make certain areas dark and others light for emphasis. Next you create a 3D sketch, then and layers and human dimensions, add shadows and finally give it t ...more

How To : Read the histogram on a digital camera

Ever wonder what those bars and lines on the LCD screen on your digital camera do? In this great tutorial, Ethan Wilding demonstrates how to read one of the most useful features on your camera: the histogram. The histogram is a graph which represents the distribution of light ...more

How To : Cast a shadow within a photo in Photoshop

When editing your photos in Photoshop, there are many different things you can do to manipulate your original image. One of those things is to add shadows. Using Photoshop you can cast a shadow within any photo, on any object. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to accomplish ...more

How To : Add mood lighting in Photoshop

In this video tutorial brought to you by photoshopuniverse, you will learn how to apply mood lighting to images in Photoshop. This is achieved by applying an adjustment layer, called a gradient map, which allows you to adjust the color of the light in an image. You will learn ...more

How To : Create window blinds in Photoshop

This video shows you how to create a realistic shadow of window blinds over the picture of a boy in a photograph that had no window blind shadows using Photoshop. Creating a separate layer, he creates shadows first by using the rectangular marquee, then filling in with black a ...more

How To : Draw several different shadows

Drawing shadows is an important skill in art which you need to master. However, it needn't be difficult and this tutorial video covers several basic shapes to show you how and where shadows fall, depending also on the direction of the light. Draw several different shadows. Cli ...more

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