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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 19

Digital Drawing Exercise Three: Intermediate Painting

This exercise makes a color image from a monochrome source. It uses layers, selection techniques, and blending modes as well as exploring how to apply color. This exercise requires basic knowledge of painting tools and layers in Photoshop. I take a familiar object from nature such as the sunflower and attempt to transform a black and white portrait of it into one with color. I selected this image because of the boldness and clarity of the subject in it.

This exercise demonstrates clearly the range of painting ability in Photoshop, particularly the use of blending modes. A blending mode is a means to determine how the hue, value, and intensity of each pixel will interact with new ...

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