Illustrate Color & Light I: Ambient Light

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Welcome to Ambient Light the first class in this three-part series Understanding Color & Light. This first class covers how light works and explores skilled ways for achieving the real appearance of light in illustration. The skills in this class will allow you to render light from your imagination and capture realism. Once youve explored understood practiced and applied these skills you will have a huge advantage over those who depend exclusively on photo references. Whether youre looking to expand your existing work in digital illustration or youve never considered Photoshop for illustration and are just feeling inspired this series is perfect for taking your work to that next level. Throughout this three-part series well cover everything you need to know to add value color and light to your scenes and cartoon character designs using Photoshop. By the end youll feel not only comfortable with Photoshops techniques and tools but also excited by their many possibilities. We will start with a simple monochrome scene using just one simple light source. As we move forward well add different light sources colors and materials. Our final scene will include various materials that each reflect light differently. Also see: Understanding Color & Light II: Color & Understanding Color & Light III: Direct & Reflected Light What Youll Learn In this class youll follow along with my process as I work backwards through a finished piece learning the basics of diffused/ambient light and different types of illustrated light. You will learn to paint realistically without photo references basing your knowledge and understanding on the physics of light. Basics. Learn different types of light and how they work with color and shape.