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Light, do it right - A guide for photomanipulators by eclipsy Light, do it right - A guide for photomanipulators by eclipsy
Ok, I've worked for days on this tutorial, and heres some useful links for you:

My entry for Complaint Challenge by ^thorns :dance:

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Thank you so much!!
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Rudakzmm Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I still have so much more to learn.
BeccaB-Stock-N-Art Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
First, I'm not trying to be rude at all! :-). I love the work you do...
But not everyone is an expert. I suck terribly at shadows. It takes practice! You shouldn't just flat out say it's WRONG. 
I know I'm nowhere near being a professional with manipulations, it takes time. Instead of using the word WRONG in all CAPS, maybe you should be a little lighter with the chosen word. Text is hard to interpret in emotion. I don't know if it was an example you made or someone else's work... but words can be taken harshly. 
This is a great tutorial, but there is always a chance of having a secondary source of light. We can't read other people's minds, maybe they had it in their head that the butterfly (which is glowing...) was a source of light and it would actually make a very soft shadow there if so.
Other people may not care to be EXACT. It's a fun hobby to have, don't put someone down because the shadow isn't correct. 
I think the only reason to put someone down because of that if it was for a test or final in school. If not, then leave it be... they had fun making it! :-) 
(Again, I hope you don't take this as being rude :-) )
stichesBodyBagTtags Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks so much for making this, it helps a lotHuggle! Heart 
eclipsy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Glad you like it!!
umbatman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
i would like to point out a few thing that you said about lighting, the thin strokes of lighting
are there often in rim lighting or back lighting and is often used to separate the subject, the model from the back drop,
now you are right in some aspect but  most of the examples that you gave are illumination from
from the back ground source, now the rim light or back lighting is there as the silhouette obstructs
the light and
the mistake you showed in you work was not completely wrong as i imagine the glowing butterflies or the puddle is acting as a secondary source of light,

and the human body is not a sphere or a block but the contours and shape defination are similair to that of a sausage or cylinder, tappered,

now i havent mentioned rimbrant lighting, clam lighting, 3 point  lighting and
out door light is always soft as the first contact is always with the hair and it washes down so most models or photographers use a studio and use reflectors. beauty dish and clam effect

i dont want to bore you as im a huge fan of your but hardling effect is used actually  when you want to create contrast between light and darks and mjranum used three point lighting or two different sources as if there light on the models back then the light cant be on her face and hands,
with the backdrop white

i am not a photoshop master like you but i do have a phd in physics
eclipsy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for your opinion..
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great info, lighting is a very tricky part in art.
eclipsy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks my friend.
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
JennLaa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great tip!!
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