Photoshop: Texturing and Shading Techniques

Photoshop: Texturing and Shading Techniques

This course provides techniques you can use in Photoshop to add texture and properly shade a variety of materials and surfaces—whether fibrous, hard, translucent, three-dimensional, or organic. First, learn how to prepare an artboard and import reference images. Next, find out how shaders, highlights, shadows, color, and subsurface scattering can be leveraged to create textures and shading. Then, see how to set up seamless textures and flats, and how to adjust linework, colors, and values. Additionally, this course covers base shading and highlighting steps you can follow to control lighting and refine shadows. Last, discover how to make refinements and final touches.

Topics include:

  • Setting up an artboard
  • Cleaning up lines
  • Using material shaders
  • Working with base highlights and shadows
  • Setting up seamless textures
  • Creating color and surface texture
  • Balancing colors and values
  • Handling transparency
  • Adjusting a main light source
  • Refining highlights and shadows
  • Working with specularity and roughness


  • 英文名称:Photoshop: Texturing and Shading Techniques
  • 时长:1小时54分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. How to use the exercise files
  3. Artboard setup
  4. Importing reference images
  5. Linework cleanup and staging
  6. Introduction to material shaders
  7. Base highlights and shadows
  8. Color and surface texture
  9. Set up seamless textures
  10. Create color and texture flats
  11. Color and value balance
  12. Adjust linework transparency
  13. Ambient occlusion
  14. Shadowing techniques
  15. Highlighting techniques
  16. Main light source and refined shadows
  17. Specularity and roughness
  18. Subsurface scattering
  19. Basic background painting
  20. Finishing touches
  21. Next steps