Ad­just­ing the light

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At the mo­ment the tones are equal through­out the im­age, and there’s still not enough fo­cus on the cen­tre of my il­lus­tra­tion. To fix this, I cre­ate a sim­ple black and white gra­di­ent, us­ing the sil­hou­ette al­pha as a mask to rad­i­cally darken the bot­tom of my character. It im­me­di­ately cre­ates a more il­lus­tra­tive look.

Shadow colour­ing

Us­ing the Color Range se­lec­tion I pick up the dark tones, and set the Fuzzi­ness to 150 to cap­ture a bet­ter gra­di­ent ef­fect. I then copy and paste the se­lec­tion on another layer, then colour cor­rect it with the Hue & Sat­u­ra­tion tool in Col­orize mode. I choose cold tones such as blue and greens to colour my shad­ows. I set this layer to Color Trans­parency to avoid tone con­flicts.

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