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Color Changing Dual Point Lighting and Adding Lighting Effects

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Creating Gradient maps and applying colors


    • 3.

      Applying lighting effects and masking


    • 4.

      Matching Lighting to Light Elements and Adding Curves


    • 5.



    • 6.

      Conclusion & Assignment


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The tools we will use in this class to achieve the colored dual point lighting effect is by creating gradient maps with inverted masks in order to change the color of the lighting. We will follow that up with using blend if to smoothen the spill. Once that is done we will add our lighting effect and apply the screen blending mode followed up with making a selection of our subject using the quick selection tool. We will start brushing out the areas of our lighting effect which we don't want to affect our subject. One of our last steps will be creating copies of our gradient masks, update them, and clip mask them to our lighting effect in order to have our subject and lighting effect match to make the overall image look cohesive. Our final step is adding a curves adjustment which we will clip mask to our lighting effect in order to brighten our image and bring back some shadows.

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Welcome to Final Form. Founded by Mass and Nick, we are a social media and content creation agency based in NYC. Here you can learn many tricks and techniques to use in your design workflow. Become a student and start your design journey today!

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1. Introduction: What's going on, guys, my name is mass from final form agency. And in today's video, we're gonna be learning all about two-point lighting. Specifically how to colorize it in whatever way you want as if they were actually taken in the studio. You can use this to just change whatever color you want. And it's great for just cover art and other type of artistic endeavors just like that. We're going to then follow that up with adding a lighting effect, which will apply the same concept that we have with the lighting in our subject. Let's go ahead and get started. 2. Creating Gradient maps and applying colors: All right guys. So let's go ahead and get started with this tutorial. If you want. Just go ahead and follow along, just download the file and go ahead and get started. First things first is we're going to learn how to add the color to the lighting, the two-point lighting specifically. So as you can see, it's one light coming from this side, the left side, and then another light coming from the right side. We're going to learn how to apply it in a way that it makes sense. And it says, gonna make it look cohesive, realistic. Most importantly, we're gonna do first is we're going to go in, hit gradient map. Once that's done, we're going to make sure that this one has black. Then this other one. I'm just going to stick with green. You could choose any color. You'd like. Red, yellow, bank blue. I'm just going to go ahead with a nice, nice green right there. You're gonna hit Okay. Once that's done, we're going to invert the mask controller command I. We're gonna get a brush B for the brush tool. We're gonna make sure we are going to be lowering our flow. Then I'll put mine about 15%. We're going to want to color this artificial lighting. On either side. Not both are assessed, not going to make sense. So I would suggest that just started ahead with the left side of the image. As you can see, what we're gonna be focusing on is just where the light hits the highlights. We're not going to be painting the brushing over the darker areas. I'm not going to be brushing over this opposite side because this is where it's gonna be hit by the other light. As you can see, this is from the light to the left. You could technically go this but the backside, the light coming from the right-hand side. Let's go ahead. Inverted mask, black. We're going to use brush. Make sure that it's on white flow. I would go with a low flow just because it's gonna make it more smooth. And we're going to start out just kind of brushing color and save this. Don't worry too much about the spill. Right now. We're gonna take care of that later. We're going to also be taken care of the hair. We're just going to be applying it to our correspondingly. There's anything that you want to go back on. Go ahead, change the brush collected black and just shout or you don't guess, this looks pretty good on this side. Now, we're gonna go ahead and make another gradient map. Click once. And I make this black. This is where we're gonna be picking our second color and click on the right side once. Color. Once we get to pick color, I'm going to go ahead and make this purple. Again. Trail ferment, I'm Bertha mask. Go ahead with a white brush. We're gonna do the same thing that we did before. Just pan in opposite left. We're gonna go ahead and pin on the hair, just like before. It goes. So here we have pretty much what the general product looks like. Now it's up to us to just go in and make a refinements. The moral finding mentors, we do, the better, the actual image will look right? So go ahead and start in small refinements. All right guys. So this looks pretty good for me. 3. Applying lighting effects and masking: What I'm gonna do here is I'm gonna go and lighting effect. So go ahead, drop the sin percent opacity to students doing. We're going to kind of frame here on scale. It put the opacity back up to a 100. Now, what we're gonna do, as in terms of an overlay, what we're going to apply is the screen. Because we want to get rid of everything that's black and keep everything that's not. So that's exactly what that blending mode does. And here we go, Here we have it. Next up is we want to mask out some parts where we want to see the face come through, for example, in a little bit of the shoulder. And then for the lower part, what I'm gonna do is I'm just going to blend it in so it kind of fades out with that. First. And come ask here. And we're gonna turn all these off. We're gonna go into the first layer. We're going to hit W for wand. And always preached the pen tool. But for this example right now, and just to kind of speed the process up, we're just cannot hit Select Subject. I definitely recommend going them onto pen tool. It's definitely not going to hurt anything. It will just help your selection and it would just make your phone apart product look better. But just for the sake. Go ahead and use Select Subject, the wand tool. So once that's done, we're going to turn everything back on. We're gonna go onto our mask and we're going to hit B for brush Morgan to make sure that we're painting on black were with black. What? I'm going to turn my flow up to a 100. Start brushing out whatever we don't want it to show through. For the face, for example, shoulder and so forth. Now, for this, I'm going to lower the flow, actually just put it down at 20. I'm going to bring back some details. Then I'm going to get rid of some others. Making sure that fade in nicely, just the way I wanted to do Control Command D to de-select. Run here, can go on and further refine mask if we want to, which is probably now we're going to do more. And to our portrait in my setup, I actually sure I'm still at 20. I'm going to switch the brush over the block. Also lightly. Sorry guys. Here we go. We're gonna do this by going to add in here this layer. We're going to add solid color, solid color black because that's the background is the step is not necessary if you want to follow along sentence that I'm dealing with, just kind of blending this out a bit more than you can feel free to do that. If not, you can skip it. No problem. Areas that we don't want. I'm doing this right now to blend, blend or pro. I said that looks pretty good. So kind of do in our finance. Looks good. Great flow if you'd like. All right, great. Now that we've done that, the final thing that would be left to do would be matching are letting affect the actual scene of how our subject is lit. How would we do that? Basically, we're gonna go ahead. Before we do that, actually, we're gonna make sure you see how shows through while you're brushing. We're going to blend it. We're gonna go over here. Double-click on the right-hand side. And we're going to hit this to underlying layer. We're gonna be using Blend If and that's going to help us get rid of the halo. So if you see during this, that's very harsh. So what we do is by pressing Option, we're going to split this. Smoothing it out. You see how till you find a good medium that's perfect for us. They're going to go with that. Do the same here. Option to split up. That looks great. 4. Matching Lighting to Light Elements and Adding Curves: So since we've done that, what we've got left to do now, like I just said, is matching the lighting in the scene from our subject to our light here. These neon lights that are all around your subject. So how are we going to do that? Basically, we're going to start out by labeling first so we know where we're at. And down here, this is the green light. Green light, that's what this label is going to be. Then we're going to label this pink or whatever color you guys chosen. We're gonna do Control Command J to make a copy. I'm going to drag this all the way up. On sandstone. We're going to right-click. Go down here. Hit clear layer style. Now we're gonna take our brush. Or even easier, just click on the mask. Delete to us. We're going to add another one. We're gonna get our gradient tool. Here we are. We're going to simply click from one side to the other side that they see. This side is green. This side is where the grains coming from, but what are we missing? It's not clip masked to our light. So how do we do that? We're going to go ahead. Right-click and I cannot create a clipping mask. And now it's applied Italy to the light. We're gonna go ahead and do the same thing. For the pink light. You're going to duplicate it. We're going to scroll it up just like we did before. We're going to right-click down clear layer style. I'm going to delete that mask and make a new one. We're going to go under gradient. Now, we're gonna be doing the opposite of this one. Here we go. You can experiment with it. Okay, that looks pretty nice right there. Then same thing, right-click. Create, clipping mask. Now, as you guys can see, par subject matches our background in terms of lighting. We got the green and the green coming from this side, and we got the pink and the pink coming from this side. So I wanted to show you guys really quick. Once again, I'm gonna make this has just don't follow this long. I'm just showing you generally process group this. This is what we started with. This is what we ended with guys. How amazing is that? Perfect for some cover and some stuff like that you guys could just once again, options are limitless. Finally, what we're gonna do is we could go in, make all our touch ups to the mask, anything we want. But before we do that, we're going to add a curves adjustment layer. That's also gonna be clip mask. Right-click onto create clipping mask. Now we're gonna do that as a finishing touch a little bit and then we're gonna make it, It's a bit later. Here we go. It's definitely limitless. You guys can just go ahead and apply this same technique to anything you want. You could be three-point lighting. It could be 5 lighting. Honestly, I would suggest that the beginning used to get used to that and then expand from this idea. 5. Recap: Just to recap, what we did was from the beginning, we created a gradient map. We then masked it, inverted the mask. We picked out a color. We then went ahead and went with the left side first. On the highlights. We brushed it in interspecific color that we chose. Then we made another gradient map. We inverted the mask once again. Then we used pink this time, or whatever color you guys picked. And we brushed into the highlights. Once that was done, we used blend if to make sure spill was taken care of. Once that was done, we uploaded our light source. We made a selection using the quick wand tool. Once we're selection was done, we then made a mask and we brushed out the undesired areas where we didn't want it to delight to be applied. Once that was done, we copied the gradient maps. We made new masks. Once again with the gradient, which would apply the colors that we followed, which is the left side green. And now you guys can see green on this side. For the right side, pink. As you guys can see, we clip mask those, polish it off. We added a curves adjustment layer. Applied that brighten it up a little bit, maybe darken some shadows. And that is what we went ahead and did. 6. Conclusion & Assignment: The assignment is gonna be download the file, go ahead and make your own version of this. You can download any kind of light pack you want. You can make your own light pack. You can just go ahead and just follow along with me if you'd like. And that's gonna be the assignment I wanted to. Thank you guys and hopefully I'll see you on the next one.