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simple lighting tutorial by sandara simple lighting tutorial by sandara
Basically, convert your image to greyscale to check if you've got enough shadows and highlights to make the image pop.
Don't let complementary colors (colors opposite each other on the color wheel) trick your eyes! :)

Converting to greyscale also helps by taking out the distracting colors and helps you see if you've got the lighting and focus right. If it looks ok in greyscale, it will look ok in color.

Though using complementary colors do help make your character pop, so you can consider using this also.
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Here-for-the-ponies Mar 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I've never heard of this rule before, but I'll be sure to keep it in mind.
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kira333333 Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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mayshing Feb 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Great notes. It's something I need to remind myself or keep refreshing myself for. :)
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Pech-Misfortune Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
POTATO I am a dummy! 
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:iconwoutart:
:thumbsup: Thanks for sharing!
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Drakel-X Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instead changing the saturation manually to check your values, you could also add a layer on top of everything and fill it in with black, then change the layer mode to 'saturation'. It's a lot faster to check values every once in a while for those who work with less layers! :)
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Wow, I will try this as soon as I can, very helpful !
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:iconnightlynxness:
Thanks for the tips!! :DDD
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:iconspirafall:
Wooooooooooow.
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