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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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bagwan12345 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you make it fade so well? I just use the brush tool but it still shows the lines where I changed the colours to a darker/brighter one. And I've tried blur tool to make it fade in nicely but that just gets rid of the nice *texture* kind of feel that I want to add to it. 
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Here-for-the-ponies Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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mayshing Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
POTATO I am a dummy! 
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richard-chin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
cool tips

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woutart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
:thumbsup: Thanks for sharing!
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Drakel-X Featured By Owner 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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Kelyama Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Wow, I will try this as soon as I can, very helpful !
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nightlynxness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thanks for the tips!! :DDD
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