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    Angry Can someone help me with lighting problems!!

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    Hey guys I just started this a few hours ago. Im happy with the progress so far but i would greatly appreciate some advice, tips, tricks, etc. If anyone has any cool ideas that i could add in that would also be rly cool please help meh out here

    I moved the moon over it does look better thank you!

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    Hey guys i need some help. I feel like im going in the wrong direction with the building. Im pretty sure the lighting is off and i feel it should be darker. Can someone help me out I would really really really appreciate it.

    Last edited by Billy Palmer; June 17th, 2009 at 01:27 AM. Reason: update
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    Nice mood you catched there.

    Crits ?
    I am not sure about the moon in the center of the picture. Wouldnt it be nice to use it to guide the eye to the castle instead of the way ? If the moon is on an own layer it should be easy to try it out.

    The way looks like it is actually getting wider instead of being just perspectively deformed.

    Hope it helps

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    Having the path in the center and a fountain as well, is going to split your image in two. You might want to widen the image a bit and make the path angle towards the castle a bit more.

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    please help meh!

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    Just a note; the part of the castle blocking the moon should be a dark silhouette due to it being against the main light source--though I'm not sure if that applies on cloudy nights as well, you might want to check a reference for the lighting there.

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    I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick paint over.

    I think your image is a really good start, but it currently has in my opinion, not quite enough value range to really pull out the drama it could. In my paint over I brightened the sky near the moon and darkened the sky at the edges, which made the whole thing a little moodier, and focuses your attention on the mansion. Also, as someone else suggested the mansion should be darker as it's backlit by the moon, so that was as well darkened. You now have a really good contrast of light and dark in that area, which is more eye catching.

    Edit-- Man my work computer is calibrated like crap. This doesn't look exactly like how I intended it, but it gets the general point across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Wilson View Post
    I hope you don't mind, but I did a quick paint over.

    I think your image is a really good start, but it currently has in my opinion, not quite enough value range to really pull out the drama it could. In my paint over I brightened the sky near the moon and darkened the sky at the edges, which made the whole thing a little moodier, and focuses your attention on the mansion. Also, as someone else suggested the mansion should be darker as it's backlit by the moon, so that was as well darkened. You now have a really good contrast of light and dark in that area, which is more eye catching.

    Edit-- Man my work computer is calibrated like crap. This doesn't look exactly like how I intended it, but it gets the general point across.
    Hey thanks! this really helps alot i rly appreciate it!

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