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How to Apply Light, Shading, and Shadow to Round Objects

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Photoshop is an excellent tool for manipulating photographs but it can also be used as a means to create stunning digital art. This tutorial is part of a 25-part video tutorial series demonstrating everything you will need to know to start producing digital art in Photoshop. Digital Art for Beginners, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor, Martin Perhiniak will begin by teaching you how to draw in Photoshop. At the conclusion of this series you will know all you need to produce your own concept art and matte paintings in Photoshop.

Today's tutorial Part 9: How to Apply Light, Shading, and Shadow to Round Objects will continue to talk about shading and working with light and shadow. This time we will take a close look at round objects. We will learn how to define core shadows on cylinders, cones and spheres and we will practice how to create realistic cast shadows. Let's get started!


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