Creating a highlight/shadow on a 2D graphic

Community Beginner ,
Sep 17, 2021 Sep 17, 2021

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Hi!

Does anyone have a tutorial or suggestion on how to create a highlight / shadow on 2D graphic?  Any example on a simple shape like a circle would be so helpful!

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Adobe Employee , Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021
Hello @Substance5EE2, To produce cartoon shading on a shape, you can connect a combination of Normal and Light node or our new RT Shadows node into a Quantize Grayscale node, as shown in this example. I hope this is helpful! Best regards.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 18, 2021 Sep 18, 2021

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Can you give a little more information on what you are trying to achieve. Do you want to just add a shadow and highlight to a 2D image, which would be more effectively done in Photoshop, or do you want to add height information based on a 2D image so that when lit and rendered in 3D it catches highlights and creates shadows.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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Sure! I have a bunch of amourphous blob shapes I need to create hard edges shadows/highlights for like this.

gtapperdesign_1-1632152731928.png

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Hello @Substance5EE2,

 

cartoon-lighting.pngTo produce cartoon shading on a shape, you can connect a combination of Normal and Light node or our new RT Shadows node into a Quantize Grayscale node, as shown in this example.

 

I hope this is helpful!

 

Best regards.

 

Luca Giarrizzo
QA Analyst
Substance 3D Designer

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Sep 21, 2021 Sep 21, 2021

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Exactly what I needed!! Thank you Luca!

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 22, 2021 Sep 22, 2021

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I am glad this was helpful @gtapperdesign!

 

Luca Giarrizzo
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Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021

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Here is an example for the shadow

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