Photoshop Lighting Tutorial – The Elephant

Loft Conversions

This may seem like an odd post, but hang on in there and you’ll see what its all about.

I stumbled across this image of a giant elephant walking through the streets of… somewhere, and I was struck by how effective the lighting and shadows are, which in turn make the shot look pretty realistic. In architectural visualisation we are always trying to trick the eye, make people believe things are there when they aren’t as we try to ‘sell’ our proposed schemes. Light is so important in an image, and can be an instant give away if we get it wrong. Have a look at this tutorial, which contains just a few simple steps, but will set you up with some great ideas to create your own realistic lighting effects.

To go to the tutorial at click here or on the image.

My favourite Tools and Resources

I have curated a list of some of the tools and resources I would strongly recommend for anyone studying or working in Architecture.