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The Power of Color (and more!) --- Pt. 2: Lighting and Shading!

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avatar KnobleKnives
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Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
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Welcome back! Ready for another avalanche of information? No? Too bad, whiner.



Index

COLOR: From the science of color to the application of hue shifting!
  • Color 1: The Science and Physics of Color (*yawn*)
  • Color 2: RGB, CMYK, HSVA, Acronyms!
  • Color 3: Hue Shifting - a brief description
  • Color 4: Hue Shifting - What to do and what not to do



SHADING: From light , light sources and anatomy to accurately placing highlights and shadows!
  • Shading 1: Praise the sun!!! More science!
  • Shading 2: Highlights and shadows! Shading terms!
  • Shading 3: Anatomy and applying it to your Skins.
  • Shading 4: Where the sun DOES shine (and doesn't): Covering general principles of shading as well as the exceptions and abnormalities.


Epilogue: Zen Mode Engaged: broadening horizons!

Special thanks to Foxxeyy, Drzzter, Knight, DragonsDungeon, Thezi, and Allergy_Man for their contributions! I sincerely request that you go check out their profiles and support their work.



Different strokes for different folks: Bonus Blog

-Color, hue shifting, and shading:
Unique explanations by other skinning experts!

SHADING: From the science of reflected light and human anatomy to accurately placing highlights and shadows!
SHADING 1: Praise the Sun!!! More science (egad, no!)!!!

SHADING 2: Highlights and shadows! Shading terms!

SHADING 3: Anatomy and applying it to your skins

SHADING 4: Where the sun DOES shine (and doesn't): Covering general principles of shading as well as the exceptions and abnormalities.

...EPILOGUE: Zen Mode Engaged: Broadening your horizons!

Zen Mode Engaged: Broadening your horizons!
Thanks for reading this gargantuan tutorial! I truly hope that you found it useful.
But don't go yet! Part 3 is devoted to some of the best skinners on this site, and their words of wisdom will help you. Not to mention the fact that their stuff doesn't include annoying scientific crapola! Check out Part 3: Different Strokes for Different Folks to see their work!



Click here for Part 3: Different Strokes for Different Folks!

Research sources for SHADING:
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03/19/2019 7:57 pm
Level 28 : Expert uwu
CatGirlGamer
i was looking at my past pmc messages and saw that i was sent a link to this and i just now realized that there's "lenny" in the tags
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08/28/2017 12:16 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Chaotic Metroid
The light source on a skin should be kind of centered, but slightly above, right? With four light sources using this from front, back, and both sides? Or am I just a dingus?
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08/28/2017 12:38 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
In the examples that I provided, that's pretty much the gist of it! However, I would recommend breaking away from the formula to experiment with lighting. Here's a list of experimental lighting skins:

Drazile's Light Sauce: https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/lite-sauce/
ThatGuyJake's Knight of Old: https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/knight-of-old-4007784/
Woo's Joker: https://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/the-joker-or-something-idk-batman-man/



I would wholeheartedly recommend experimenting with the placement of a light source. It brings something new to the table.

If you need any help, tips, or feedback, feel free to PM me! If you want to discuss it live, ask for my discord tag in PM and I'll provide it! Good luck!
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08/28/2017 12:50 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
Chaotic Metroid
Oh, wow, thanks for the fast reply!
Once I'm done with a skin, I'll ask for some advice on your discord.
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12/28/2016 2:23 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Button Pusher
Nxfarious
those abs on the male model though

*cringey internal swoon*

;^))

I would add a daddy reference but then again, this site contains some children...
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12/29/2016 11:49 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
Abs-olutely.
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12/28/2016 2:20 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Button Pusher
Nxfarious
"say no to noise"
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12/29/2016 11:47 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
drugs are bad, kids
1
03/28/2016 10:39 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Toast
Spectral
Just say no!
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03/29/2016 11:58 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
*Anti-noise protests increase* *critical thinkers discuss legalization of noise and its benefits or detriments*
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03/28/2016 5:45 am
Level 39 : Artisan Goblin
Lola
I like the noise shaded examples better (^:
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12/28/2016 2:21 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Button Pusher
Nxfarious
what a rebel


:^)))))
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03/28/2016 7:22 am
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
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03/28/2016 7:12 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Gent
Deeno
^
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03/27/2016 5:07 pm
Level 22 : Expert Network
1234560
some kids in my school used noise and died
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03/27/2016 5:16 pm
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Lad
KnobleKnives
Just say no to noise.
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