Lynda – Photoshop Texturing and Shading Techniques


    Lynda – Photoshop Texturing and Shading Techniques

    This course provides techniques you can use in Photoshop to add texture and properly shade a variety of materials and surfaces—whether fibrous, hard, translucent, three-dimensional, or organic. First, learn how to prepare an artboard and import reference images. Next, find out how shaders, highlights, shadows, color, and subsurface scattering can be leveraged to create textures and shading. Then, see how to set up seamless textures and flats, and how to adjust linework, colors, and values. Additionally, this course covers base shading and highlighting steps you can follow to control lighting and refine shadows. Last, discover how to make refinements and final touches.

    Topics include:

    Setting up an artboard
    Cleaning up lines
    Using material shaders
    Working with base highlights and shadows
    Setting up seamless textures
    Creating color and surface texture
    Balancing colors and values
    Handling transparency
    Adjusting a main light source
    Refining highlights and shadows
    Working with specularity and roughness

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