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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 2Shadows

Figure 2.1 Shadows play an important role in setting the mood, directing the eye, and telling the story in this still from Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1946, courtesy of Everett Collection).

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“Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.”

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,German Playwright, Poet, Novelist, and Dramatist (1749–1832)

IN THIS CHAPTER:

2.1 Before TechniqueAn overview of the appearance and artistry of real shadows.

2.2 Shadow BasicsThe fundamentals of digital shadows.

2.3 Shadow GenerationA look at different methods for generating digital shadows.

2.4 Shadow ParametersAn in-depth look at common shadow settings ...

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