Have you ever wondered what is the difference between EA's Highlights and Adjust-Shine Highlights? Well is time for my to explain that the best I can! And with pictures of course :D
First of all, what are higlights?
Highlights can be changed on the hair section of your CAS screen. They appear as fine lines across your base color, the third button from the top.
This type of highlights is used by EA on their meshes, these are streaks along the hair that you may use to add more deepness to the texture.
(Hair by Rose)
As you can see on the picture, the green streaks are the highlights used for this method. To get the best result, use light colors on dark hairs like black, brown or ginger, and dark colors for light colored hairs, like blonde for example. This way, you'll add deepness to the hair. It may take some time to use it correctly but the results are fantastic!
Other examples of hairs using "EA's Highlights"
This type of highlights is used by several creators such as Peggy, NewSea, Rose, TumTum and many others. With this method, you are able to change the color of the area of the hair where it is supposed to shine. Let's see an example:
(Hair by Peggy)
You may notice how the green areas on the right picture match the white/gray areas on the left picture. That means you can use any color to choose how shiny you want your hair. This method tends to make hairs more realistic and shiny looking, in comparison of "EA's Highlights". You have to pick a color that is lighter than the base color of your hair, for example: if you hair is brown, pick the same color for the highlights and then make it lighter, whiter looking.
Other examples of hairs using "Adjust-Shine Highlights"
EA's Highlights VS Adjust-Shine Highlights
Can't you tell the difference yet? These pictures may help you:
(both EA's and Adjust-Shine are using the same color on each comparison picture)
But... but! What is better? What should I be getting? Help!! :(
I'm afraid I can't choose for you. You have to make your own decision, test both versions and keep whatever you like more! :D
And here ends this... um... tutorial? XD
I hope this clears any doubt you might have! Don't be afraid to ask! ^-^