Digital Art Lighting Basics: Expert Advice, Made Easy

Digital Art Lighting Basics: Expert Advice, Made Easy


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Digital Art Lighting Basics: Expert Advice, Made Easy by Aaron Miller, Rob Carney, Paul Tysall

An easy-to-use, practical guide on understanding and achieving realistic lighting effects in your digital art. How tight works in real life and art, Key software, Invaluable plug-ins, Step-by-step guides, Hot tips and short cuts, Key hardware for the modern digital artist, Tips for tablet use, Helpful screenshots, diagrams and product photos, Bite-size, digestible text, Clear, concise and packed with information

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783613939
Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Edition description: New
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 5

All About Light: Discover what light is, the different kinds of light and how it behaves in the real world 8

Applying Light: Apply realistic lighting in image creation: terms, concepts, and their practical application 24

Introducing the Software: In this chapter, we explore the best digital painting and 3D applications, looking at their overall feature sets and the specific options for adding lighting effects 40

Core Lighting Skills: This chapter focuses on invaluable step-by-step software techniques for lighting 66

A World of Plug-Ins: Here, we look at some of the most popular lighting plug-ins for Photoshop and compatible image-editing software and how they can be used to add effects to your work 88

The Right Hardware: Essential kit for making great art - from Macs vs PCs, to graphics tablets and cameras 104

Useful Website and Further Reading 126

Index 127

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