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Photoshop: Texturing and Shading Techniques

Video Introducing this tutorial

Introduction

Welcome
How to use the exercise files

1. Prepare the Artboard

Artboard setup
Importing reference images
Linework cleanup and staging

2. Understand Textures and Materials

Introduction to material shaders
Base highlights and shadows
Color and surface texture

3. Set Up Colors and Textures

Set up seamless textures
Create color and texture flats
Color and value balance
Adjust linework transparency

4. Base Shading and Highlights

Ambient occlusion
Shadowing techniques
Highlighting techniques
Main light source and refined shadows

5. Final Touches

Specularity and roughness
Subsurface scattering
Basic background painting
Finishing touches

Conclusion

Next steps