Painting Lumps, Divots and Holes
By Neil Blevins
Created On: Nov 11th 2013

Here's a video tutorial discussing the theory behind how to paint lumps, bumps, divots, holes, pimples, etc. First I will show what these are supposed to look like using a 3d application to simulate how light reacts to these shapes, then I'll show you a 2d painting demo using what we learned in the first step, and then a more procedural way to achieve this look in Photoshop using the Emboss layer style.

Here's a quick cheat sheet:

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