Light and Shadow

Grey light

Do you need to set the piece to greyscale to focus on lighting and shadows? Make your piece greyscale. In Photoshop: View > Proof Setup > Custom… Choose “Working Gray – Dot Gain 20%” Press Ctrl + Y on Windows, Cmd + Y on macOS to toggle the greyscale. Try sampling colors and adjusting them …

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Too bright?

Are your objects getting too bright for their local color? Light makes an object as bright as it can be, but no brighter. An orange pumpkin doesn’t become white in light—it can’t get any brighter than 100% orange.