Remove light and shadow using Photoshop

At some point, most 3D artists will probably discover what they feel is the perfect reference that best suits their texturing requirements, barring one major exception – the lighting conditions in the photo do not match the environmental criteria.

Many artists carry a camera with them while they’re on the move so that they can add to their library of textures should they happen across an interesting subject or surface. Inevitably, though, many of these shots will include undesirable highlights and shadows. Being able to remove these will prove necessary when converting a raw image into a usable texture, be it tileable or not.

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