Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing the light switch, part of Creating a Hallway Scene with Photoshop.
The light switch appears to be a fairly complex object, but it's easily drawn …with a little shading. Once again, we'll draw it larger than we …need it, so you can see what's going on better. …We'll start with Elliptical Marquee tool and draw a circle. …Let's make a new layer and call it Light Switch, and let's fill this with a mid-gray. …We'll select the gray and fill with a foreground color using Alt+Delete on a …PC, Option-Delete on a Mac. Now, it's still selected and we want to …treat the rim. Let's modify the selection and contract …it by 6 pixels. We now have the inner part of the switch selected.…
Let's inverse that selection, so, the outer part is selected and hide those edges. …And we'll use the Burn tool to add some shading on the bottom, and use a Dodge …tool to add a highlight on the top. So that's the outer part. …Let's now inverse that selection again, so now the inner part is selected once …more and we'll hide the edges. So once again, we'll use the Burn tool to …add our shading on here, darkening the outside, and adding a little highlight at …
- Working with wood
- Color correction with the Curves adjustment
- Drawing wallpaper
- Creating a window
- Adding a lamp and switch
- Working with light and shade
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1. Working with Wood
2. Making the Door
3. Drawing the Wallpaper
4. The Window
5. Finishing the Door
6. Adding the Lamp and the Switch
7. Light and Shade
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