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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 23

Digital Drawing Exercise Seven: Painting Light into a Scenic Sketch

This exercise takes a bare line drawing of a stage design and adds color and light. It requires a monochromatic sketch of a stage design. The format of the sketch can be either a scanned pencil drawing or a digitally generated drawing. In either case, the drawing must be brought to Photoshop in a reasonably high resolution (300 PPI minimum) file. The example here was digitally generated in VectorWorks.

This exercise builds upon the layering skills covered in Exercise 6 in Chapter 22. The techniques covered in this exercise emphasize the lighting of a scenic image as opposed to painting the scenery in Photoshop. The Photoshop skills required for this exercise include ...

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