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I have created this scene that contains lots of individual blades of grass, with the sun in the sky:

 

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If you look at the left half of the grass blades, I tried to apply an effect using gradient overlay, but it really does not look that great. I would like to have it look like the sunlight is being reflected off the right side of each of the blades in a somewhat realistic appearance. I know there are probably many different ways to achieve this in AD, but can you share a way that has worked well for you?

 

Another question - is this the appropriate venue to ask questions like this?

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I'd try adding a Bevel / Emboss fx layer to the grass.

 

Type = Inner

Direction angled from the sun

An appropriate radius to just catch the edge of the blades

A fairly strong yellow highlight colour

A very small (or perhaps no) shadow on the other side

 

You may want to do this on a duplicate layer, so that you can fade it off with some transparency.

 

On that note, perhaps the grass as a whole needs just a hint of translucency?


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49 minutes ago, Aammppaa said:

I'd try adding a Bevel / Emboss fx layer to the grass.

 

Type = Inner

Direction angled from the sun

An appropriate radius to just catch the edge of the blades

A fairly strong yellow highlight colour

A very small (or perhaps no) shadow on the other side

 

You may want to do this on a duplicate layer, so that you can fade it off with some transparency.

 

On that note, perhaps the grass as a whole needs just a hint of translucency?

 

Oh my goodness, this is EXACTLY what I was needing! Kind of like virtual coaching, huh? I will try this tomorrow, and let you know how it comes out.

 

I am serious, really, this is what I needed. I can already envision in my mind how each step will work, it is just amazing. And I haven't even begun the work yet. :D

 

Again, many thanks!

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