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Interior Lighting Manipulation in Photoshop

by Kurt Jones

We'll begin this process by examining the image that we'll be working with and learn how we can begin to prep the image by removing any unwanted shadows and reflections. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

What you'll learn

We'll begin this process by examining the image that we'll be working with and learn how we can begin to prep the image by removing any unwanted shadows and reflections. From here, we'll use adjustment layers and layer masks to change the overall lighting scheme for our image and establish a new light source. Following this, we'll spend several lessons pushing the overall mood of our interior scene to appear grungy by applying various types of textures. Along the way we'll learn how we can use smart objects, free transform, and blend modes to achieve the look that we set out to capture. After watching this tutorial you'll have the inspiration to change the lighting and mood of images in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CC 14.2.

About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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