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Light and Color Tutorial by Cpresti Light and Color Tutorial by Cpresti
Hi! This is more of a list of tips than a tutorial, really. Just a guide on how to think about color and light differently and maybe improve your work.

I hope this helps you in some way! Thanks for looking!
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palecoral Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial, I love how you broke down the
topic, makes it much more understandable
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kheftel Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPER informative and helpful. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconwaterystar:
waterystar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great resource. I don't play around with light much but this will help overcome that.
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blessedmuzic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist
wow :) thanks for this
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Lulie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This remains among my favourite tutorials in all of DA, which I link again and again. So good.
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making this, it will help me to explain warm and cool lighting to others! Now they'll know I'm not lying!
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borzoi-lover Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I would like to start with digital painting
and tried to find something to help me,
so my paintings might look more realistic.
This is simply what I was looking for!

And saying that warmer colors should go to yellow, darker to blue,
is really helpful and easy to remember.
Thank you so much! Keep up.
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is a tragic lack of the explanation of color theory and how it affects lighting on this site. Thanks for making this!
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CyrilLight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
A great guide to help me grasp this concept~ thanks!
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karlarei2003 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcpresti:
Cpresti Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
No problem! :)
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hexameryx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorials are really clear and easy to follow! Thanks for making them :D
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:iconcpresti:
Cpresti Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
No problem! :)
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EzraB Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
This is a neat tutorial, and I plan to apply this technique next time I'm shading.

I almost missed it, because it's not in your Tutorials folder. Do you want to put it there?
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   General Artist
Oh oops! I must've forgotten, thanks!
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IVbenjamin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this really helps thanks! :D
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:iconcpresti:
Cpresti Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
You're welcome, glad it helped!
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Gookins Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally a tutorial that explains this topic in a practical and visual way. I was marauding around the internet to find something on this topic for ages, but mostly found textual or theoretical explanations. Thanks a lot :thumbsup:
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012   General Artist
No problem, glad it was helpful!
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Fyrebeam Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very helpful, thank you! I'm still struggling to see how color and light affects the subject I'm coloring, but I think that'll go away with more practice and helpful tutorials like this. ^^
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
Totally, the more you practice the better you get! Although it does sort of drive you crazy...I'll stare at a tree and wonder which colors I'd use for the shadow and then realize... that I'm completely insane. :)
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HuntressLight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very helpful! You set this up very clearly. It's a great refresher for what we learned in school. :3
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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ColaChu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay so helpful!!!
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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eyeblackout Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much ... you're life saver .
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
:D No problem! Glad it helped!
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eyeblackout Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it really really did ... thanks a lot
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Lulie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this. It's a topic close to my heart (having somewhat recently read through the whole of <href="[link]">The Dimensions of Colour twice and then vowing to write a tutorial or ebook explaining it in a simpler way), but I still feel like I've learned something. I think 'if you do this, your pictures will look more awesome and realistic' didn't quite penetrate until I read this.

(And the background colours are less contrasty in this one! I guess it wasn't just me.)

I'm guessing you probably get this a lot, but are you intending to do a tutorial on halftone? I love the way your t-shirts are designed. For some reason it never occurred to me to try out half-tone (even though I know it costs per colour).
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for the feedback! I never thought of doing one on halftone because I'm only just starting to learn it myself. I'm not sure I would feel comfortable making one because I don't really know a whole lot about it. Maybe once I feel I have a real handle on it, I will!
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Lulie Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be fantastic!

In the meantime, do you happen to know any good links to tutorials or more information on it? It looks so interesting.

Looking forward to seeing more from you. :)
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   General Artist
Well I got some advice from a blog post on Shirt.Woot: [link]

Hopefully you can view that! And hopefully it'll help you! It helped me!
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Lulie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Lulie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, missed the close-link tag.. and it's not possible to edit/delete comments? Lame.
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice, I didn't knew that warm light gives cool shadows, and vice verca. Thanks for sharing :iconcocoglompplz:
This is very helpful
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
No problem, glad it helped you!
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dummy: it sure did. It's an eye-opener
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mirajane-scarlet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
This is a very useful tutorial. I love good tutorials. They just make me want to go and practice! :)
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
I'm glad you think it's useful!!
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debureturns Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
An excellent tutorial, very well designed and written. Clearly you know what you're talking about! :D
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Cpresti Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! I wasn't sure if I rambled or went off topic at some point. It was longer but then I tried to edit. ^_^'
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debureturns Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the tutorial turned out very well; enough detail to be relevant, but short enough to be readable. Kudos! :D
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