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Go Van Gogh
10-18-2008, 12:00 PM
How do u make highlights and shadows

10-19-2008, 02:47 AM
My cheat way: Paint over the top (on a different layer!) with very thin light or dark paint and very very lightly erase and blend it until it looks right.

You can also change the layer opacity.

Or, have a dark/bright background underneath and lightly erase some of the pcture so the darker shadow/bright light shows through.

Or just add little bright or dark bits of paint, etc and blend it in.

Shadows generally should be cool - blues, greys, purple
highlights can be warmer - yellow, white

Depends a LOT on your lighting/picture, so it is up to you.
And of course, most importantly, know which direction the light comes from.