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Five skills of adding light and shadow effect in printing and packaging design

prepress design plays a great role in the whole printing and packaging process. Here are some skills that can add light and shadow effect to the design

1. It should be said that understanding where the light source is when using light is the most important basic problem. The position of the light source determines the position of the highlight and shadow (but in the page design, you can break these broad market demands for polyurethane insulation materials in China, which has attracted great attention from foreign manufacturers. 4. Although the precision of the equipment seems to be more complex rules). In Photoshop, you can use the global illumination in the layer style to ensure that the light sources of all light and shadow effects you create are in one position. Controlling the position of the light source can create a unique atmosphere for your page design (even a simple linear or radial gradient can achieve the effect). Light and shadow effects can also guide the transfer of the visual center

2. Gradient

in the real world, nothing is always flat. Light and shadow cling to everything. Using gradients is a good way to create depth and authenticity. The key to using gradients is not to go too far. When drawing gradients in Photoshop, please make Gradient Overlay in the layer style, so as to ensure the scalability of your gradient, and with the scaling of the layer, the gradient can also be scaled losslessly

3. Highlights

highlights can balance shadows and should be located at the edge of the object close to the light source. Most of the time, highlight has been ignored since the second half of 2016, because if you use it well, you can hardly feel its existence. However, not all scenes are suitable for the existence of highlights. A slight highlight can make a huge difference in the polishing degree of the object surface. The sharper the highlight, the stronger the gloss of the object surface. To appreciate highlights, we need to magnify these details. When making highlight design, it is a good way to double your design, because you may not be able to figure out what you are doing when you display it at the original scale

4. Basic shadow

like gradient, projection is also widely used by page designers. When used correctly, projection can indeed add visual depth and texture to the design. The key is not to do too much or abuse. The depth of the shadow depends on the direction and intensity of the light, as well as the distance between the object and the projection surface. The stronger the light, the sharper and darker the shadow; The weaker the illumination, the weaker the projection

5. Advanced shadow

to give the object a three-dimensional feeling, you have many choices besides simple projection. Long shadows can greatly change the spatial relationship of objects in the page

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