light and shadow effects for websites

5 Simple Tricks To Bring Light and Shadow Into Your Designs

1. Using A Light Source

2. Gradients

3. Highlights (horizontal rules)

4. Basic Shadows

5. Advanced Shadows

16 Great Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials

Examples: the splash screens from Linux Ubuntu 9.x and 10.x. These type of abstract screens can be made to be very lightweight.


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