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Old 05-22-2019, 04:02 PM
DamenFaltor DamenFaltor is offline
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Values and edges....?

If this is the wrong place to post this, please let me know and I will put it in the proper forum.

I am ever learning - and am struggling with the basics of Value - specifically with how to see values in real life. While listening to a tutorial, the instructor showed a photograph of a cliff where the face of the cliff was facing away from the light, and thus the face was in a deep shadow. The cliff face had a rounded top instead of a sheer vertical drop. This made the shape of the shaded face and the top have a completely lost edge (or at the least a very very very soft edge).

He said "This has a very soft edge, so that tells me that this shadow and the top of the cliff are very close in value"

Would you say that this is a true statement? is a soft / lost edge a clue as to the value relationships between shapes?
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