Shading – how ?

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Phil
Jun 17, 2005
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I was looking at some cartoons and the shading done on them made me think – how’s that done in Photoshop (I have Ph. Elements 2.0 and love it to bits but not exactly good at it !) just wondering how one slightly darker colour can be made to slide nicely into the lighter.

Oh – one other thing. In one other cartoon, one item on one side of the pic was about half as big as it should have been. Is there a way to isolate that small part and DOUBLE its size, then merge in with the rest of the cartoon ?

Thanks if its possible.

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Mike Russell
Jun 17, 2005
"Phil" wrote in message
I was looking at some cartoons and the shading done on them made me think – how’s that done in Photoshop (I have Ph. Elements 2.0 and love it to bits but not exactly good at it !) just wondering how one slightly darker colour can be made to slide nicely into the lighter.

Oh – one other thing. In one other cartoon, one item on one side of the pic was about half as big as it should have been. Is there a way to isolate that small part and DOUBLE its size, then merge in with the rest of the cartoon ?

Thanks if its possible.

All these things are possible, using gradients and the airbrush, together with the lasoo selection tool, would be one way to shade a cartoon. The transform tool can be used to make parts of an image larger.

Check out the Photoshop tutorials at www.myjanee.com for more techniques like this. There are a number of good Photoshop sites, and this is one of the best.


Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
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Flo Nelson
Jun 17, 2005
Besides the techniques mentioned above, using the dodge and burn tools at low opacity can also produce some nice results.

Flo

"Phil" wrote in message
I was looking at some cartoons and the shading done on them made me think – how’s that done in Photoshop (I have Ph. Elements 2.0 and love it to bits but not exactly good at it !) just wondering how one slightly darker colour can be made to slide nicely into the lighter.

Oh – one other thing. In one other cartoon, one item on one side of the pic was about half as big as it should have been. Is there a way to isolate that small part and DOUBLE its size, then merge in with the rest of the cartoon ?

Thanks if its possible.
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Phil
Jun 19, 2005
Thanks Mike. Will do

"Mike Russell" wrote in message
"Phil" wrote in message
I was looking at some cartoons and the shading done on them made me think – how’s that done in Photoshop (I have Ph. Elements 2.0 and love it to bits but not exactly good at it !) just wondering how one slightly darker colour can be made to slide nicely into the lighter.
Oh – one other thing. In one other cartoon, one item on one side of the pic was about half as big as it should have been. Is there a way to isolate that small part and DOUBLE its size, then merge in with the rest of the cartoon ?

Thanks if its possible.

All these things are possible, using gradients and the airbrush, together with the lasoo selection tool, would be one way to shade a cartoon. The transform tool can be used to make parts of an image larger.
Check out the Photoshop tutorials at www.myjanee.com for more techniques like this. There are a number of good Photoshop sites, and this is one of the best.


Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com

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Phil
Jun 19, 2005
Ta, Flo. Will have a crack at that.

"Flo Nelson" wrote in message
Besides the techniques mentioned above, using the dodge and burn tools at low opacity can also produce some nice results.

Flo

"Phil" wrote in message
I was looking at some cartoons and the shading done on them made me think – how’s that done in Photoshop (I have Ph. Elements 2.0 and love it to bits but not exactly good at it !) just wondering how one slightly darker colour can be made to slide nicely into the lighter.
Oh – one other thing. In one other cartoon, one item on one side of the pic was about half as big as it should have been. Is there a way to isolate that small part and DOUBLE its size, then merge in with the rest of the cartoon ?

Thanks if its possible.

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