Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

ShadingIn computer graphics, shading is a method used to create or enhance the illusion of depth in an image by varying the amount of darkness in the image. As you can see, three levels of shading are used in the example of a rectangular object, thus making it appear to be three dimensional. Shading can also be used to make some objects appear to be in front of or behind other objects in the image.

Note: Graphic editing software can be used to add shading to a digital image.

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