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Learn the use of light and shadow

Light and shadow are always present in real life and they work with very specific laws. If you want to understand and learn how to apply them correctly then this is your course!

About this course

Learn how to do an appropriate study of light and shading. We'll use Adobe Photoshop however the knowledge acquired is applicable to any other technique or software. On this course, you'll learn the basic laws of light, we'll put these into practice by drawing and shading a sphere and then we'll spply our new skills to a portrait in black and white. 

What project we are going to develop?

You're going to learn how and why light behaves on the surface of an object. You'll apply this knowledge to drawing and shading a sphere and then we'll create a portrait using our new skills.

 In this class you will learn:

  • The basic laws of light and shading
  • How to apply these laws to a sphere
  • How to create a portrait in black and white following the basic laws of light

Who's this course for?

This course is for students who wish to improve their light and shading technique or learn the correct use of this. A basic to medium level of Photoshop is required for this course.

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Course Details

Beginner level 26m 5 lessons 88 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos Cañadilla
Guadalupe Pinos CañadillaTeacher

Guada Pinos is an ilustrator and concept artist who studied at ESDIP in Madrid, Spain. She currently works as a freelancer in indie video game development (Bytecore games) and as an illustrator. She loves to create different cool creatures and characters with a cartoon style. To see more check out:

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