Creating a Realistic Value Scale


At this point in the project, you should have most of your shapes traced. If you have been using the eyedropper tool to select colors, you may notice that some of your highlights or shadows look a bit off. In order to create a realistic portrait, you will want to create a value scale like the one above, and then use the eyedropper tool to adjust the colors accordingly. Steps on how to do this can be found in this blog post.

Today we will:

  • Continue working on our vector self portraits
  • If you have not done so already, create value scales for each of the following items: skin tones, hair color, fabric color
  • Use the value scales to adjust the colors in your self-portrait
  • Post a PDF of our progress to our blogs

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