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    Grant Gould: Step Eight

    STEP EIGHT: Finally, once my layers are shadowed and my opacities are where I want them, I go in for touch-ups. I generally give each touch-up its own layer, just in case I decide to erase or change something. In this case, I did touch-ups on their eyes, including light reflection and shadow. I added some additional shadows on their own layers. For example, I felt there should be a few more shadows on the right sides of their faces, as well as on some of the clothing. I also used the pen tool to create a faint light source coming from the left. I selected one of the large “fuzzy” default pens and then adjusted the opacity so that it wasn’t overpowering. You can achieve a lot of nice glows by using the fuzzy (or blurry) pens and then adjusting the opacities.

    So that’s it! Once you’ve done your touch-ups, the image is done, and hopefully you’re happy with the end result.

    Posted by Tim Leong on March 28th, 2005 filed in Story Archive |

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