Hi, I'm Marouane, welcome to my course on Concept Design.
In this course, I want to show you a new way of exploring shapes and concept designs using Photoshop. I'd like you to remove all rules and regulations about design and let your creativity flow free. In this class, we are going to give the blank canvas a purpose without holding anything back.
What will I learn in this course?
You will learn how to tackle a blank canvas. I know this can be intimitading, not knowing where to start. You will learn how to explore shapes using silhouettes, shading & rendering with basic bruses, adding highlights, rendering and visualizing light such as LEDs and glowing surfaces and much more.
You will also learn the 3 tricks I use on most of my sketches as a final touch to make them look crisp like they're popping out of the screen.
Make sure you download the attached .psd file and brush set used in the course!
Thank you for taking interest in my course, I hope to see you inside.
Let's get going and tackle the blank canvas!
Using only a hard black brush, let's start to explore shapes with silhouettes.
Adding depth to your sketch can make a big difference. Here's an easy way to do it!
We will stick to pretty much only standard Photoshop brushes for this. Let's start to design our object.
Once we start to see the object emerge, we want to explore different approaches to the design. What works and what doesn't.
Don't worry about the perspective when you sketch, instead - adjust as you go.
Sometimes we end up with large surfaces that aren't very exciting. Here's how to add details and features to these surfaces to make them more interesting and maybe tell a story with them.
The fastest way to check your perspective on the fly!
This is one of my favorite lectures - how to visualize light.
Short quiz on the lighting section of the course
Adding lens flares can make a huge difference to your sketch as long as you don't go crazy with them. Here's an easy way to add them to your design!
Before we are done, you don't want to miss these 3 tricks to really make your design stand out!
Hi, I'm Marouane. I'm here to give you the tools and information you need to reach your goals in your professional career. I value your time and I'm honored that you chose to know more about my courses here on Udemy.
What I can guarantee you in all my courses is that you'll get actionable advice and learn techniques that you can implement immediately and see results. I cut the nonsense out of my lectures and focus on what matters. This is something I know I appreciate when taking a course and I think you do too.
Who are you and what can you do for me, Marouane?
You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist and illustrator for over 8 years and online marketer for a couple of years now. The techniques I'm sharing with you have allowed me to live my vision I had as a kid, which was to work as a designer and move from a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden to the sunny beaches of South Florida.
My professional design journey began in 2008 designing consumer electronics for companies in Hong Kong and the U.S.
In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini and I graduated a year later. Since then my designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.
What I do
I currently work with the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world to help them solve their design problems and create better products. I'm also the founder and creator of TheSketchMonkey and ProVideoSlides where we create products for video marketers.
Throughout the years I've had the opportunity to work with companies in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Sweden, designing products ranging from medical equipment and food packaging machines to concept art and automotive design.
Why should I join your courses?
If you are serious about improving your skills and you want someone to guide you in the right direction, my courses are for you. One thing to remember though, you need to be prepared to put in the work. I will be there to help you as much as I can in the discussion board of each course, but you have to have the mindset and desire to want to learn. That's all you need. You'll always be up to date since I will add lectures to the courses on a regular basis.