Friday, February 16, 2024

Day 16: Tone Down the Man

Welcome to day 16 of Thingadailies. Want to play along? The full video is here.

Today's starting point: 15:52

Ending point: 16:43

Today was all about making the man look like he belonged in the same picture.

We started like this:

He's standing partially in the shade of a huge tree and that's not what it looks like now.

Step 1: Drop the levels & saturation

This is the first time he's changed the hue & saturation in this tutorial (that I can remember). It's a minimal change here, because dropping the levels was such a huge change. 

After that, there's a bit of masking on the right side to put in highlights.

Anyhow, this is what we have:

Step 2: Draw in some shadows.

There's probably some best practice about putting in a guideline to show the angle of light so all your shadows go in the same direction... I'll have to look into that. Anyhow, I added some shadows.

And that's where we're going to leave it for the day. Tomorrow, we add birds.

Tip of the day:

The shadows coming from a distant light source should ideally all be parallel.

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