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I’ve been compiling Photoshop resources for about nine years for this site, always focusing on specific subjects. Some of these compilations became very popular, such as The best 80 text effects on the web , 100 wonderful Photoshop photo effects tutorials , or 40 Extravagant Surreal and Fantasy Scenes Photoshop Tutorials , to mention just a few of them. But all of them turned out to be constrained to a single subject, be it a very general one or to something more specific such as 30 Fascinating Video Game Inspired Photoshop Tutorials and Brushes , or Spectacular Superheroes Themed Photoshop Tutorials .
There’s just no escaping light and shadow — it’s everywhere you look. Everything you see reflects light and casts some sort of shadow. Visually, light and shadow help us make sense of what we see and help us understand texture, dimension and perspective . So, as we try to make our designs on the Web more natural, moving and intuitive, a good understanding of light and shadow is pretty important. Here are 5 ways to better use light and shadow to polish your page designs and make them stand out on the screen. A Quick Anatomy Of Light And Shadow