lighting

ClipDrop Relight: Light your pictures

ClipDrop Relight: Light your pictures

This week I heard about a new tool which is designed for re-lighting photographs, paintings and Illustrations. It uses AI to create depth maps and normal maps from 2D images and has an intuitive interactive way of creating and editing lights for trying different lighting scenarios. More in depth information is available on their blog…

Illuminate 2D Shape G’MIC

Illuminate 2D Shape G’MIC

I’ve been experimenting with another normal map and digital painting related tool over the last few weeks which you can find in G’MIC (a full-featured open-source framework for digital image processing). Luckily G’MIC is incorporated into the latest version(s) of Krita and can be used in other software as plugins you can find on the…

Making 2D Images Into 3D Bas Relief Models

This is a workflow I discovered for making 2D images into 3D models by creating normal maps for the 2D images and then converting the normal map into a height map. There is a newer method here: 2D to 3D Laigter to Curvy 3D Dragon Create or Find a 2D Image. If you are making your…

Lighting 2D art with normal maps

There are newer articles on the blog for this topic if you are looking for more information. This article follows on from my previous article: Using normal and depth maps to create lighting effects in 2d art. I’ve been making normal maps out of my 2D art using specialized software to create adjustable lighting effects…