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Smoother Transitions btwn Skin shadows and Lights

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Old 11-29-2009, 03:10 PM
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Re: Smoother Transitions btwn Skin shadows and Lig

Originally Posted by robertmccadden View Post
First off I would reccomend picking up a book on drawing faces; there you will learn about the two types of shadows (form and cast) and how they start and end. After you know how to properly render shadows you can use your favorite dodge and burn technique to make the transitions smoother.

Another technique you could look into using is luminocity masksing.
Can you reccomend any such books that cover the shadows in depth?

Originally Posted by DCobb View Post
I just got a book on drawing faces. SECRETS TO DRAWING REALISTIC FACES by Carrie Stuart Parks. isbn 1-58180-216-1.
How is this book? Specifically how much detail does it go into in regards to shadows?
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:39 PM
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Re: Smoother Transitions btwn Skin shadows and Lig

How about a quick read.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:51 PM
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Re: Smoother Transitions btwn Skin shadows and Lig

If you understand all the following concepts as well as a solid understanding of Photoshop/ACR, you'll be a MASTER retoucher. I promise you that. I'm still working on the concepts in the third tutorial and I probably will be for many more years.

1- Color theory:
2- Composition:
3- Light/rendering
4- Learn anatomy

Btw great link chillin. I hadn't seen that one
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