The play's the thing


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The play's the thing

While I have been stressing the importance of using detail to direct the viewer's interest, it is equally important to utilize areas of contrasting non-interest. An image with no rest areas becomes fatiguing to look at, and confuses the viewer's eye as to what is important within the scene. In this video, we'll take a cue from the world of stage and theater to clarify things. When the play opens up, the whole stage is lit up and you've got all the actors on the stage. You're allowed to see whatever the backdrop and scenery is on the stage at the outset, so it gives you a sense of place and environment that the actors are in. But once the play starts, the lights will dim down, and the spotlight will be solely on the actor and all of that other background is in darkness.

Your concentration, by virtue of the fact that the actor is lit and everything is dark, puts full attention on that item. What I do, when I am working on an image, whenever I find myself kind of spending...

The play's the thing
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The play's the thing provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by John Derry as part of the Digital Painting: Architecture

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Design
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Photoshop Wacom
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