Concept Design: Unleash Your Creativity in Photoshop
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Concept Design: Unleash Your Creativity in Photoshop

Concept Design in Photoshop: Remove the rules and regulations about design and let your creativity flow free
3.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
611 students enrolled
Created by Marouane Bembli
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • go from a blank canvas to having a rendered idea
  • learn about the creative process of concept design
  • use simple uncomplicated brushes to get awesome results
  • quickly check the perspective and fix it
  • adjust as you go, evolve with the sketch and not have everything perfect from the start
  • make the sketch crisp and sharp
  • visualize light with a few strokes while keeping it looking realistic
  • use the correct layer blend mode for the desired light effect
  • add highlights
  • determine a light source
  • ...and more
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  • Access to Adobe Photoshop
  • A sketching tablet such as a Wacom
  • an open mind

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.

Your instructor,


Who is the target audience?
  • If you are interested in exploring a different way of creative thinking and approach design sketching without the rules and limitations that come with industrial design, then this class is for you.
  • This course is for you who want to develop your concept art skills and learn how to think creatively.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Introduction and resources
2 Lectures 03:00

A quick overview of the course content.

Preview 02:49

Course resources

Downloadable Course PSD File & Brush Set
Don't be intimidated by a blank canvas - Fill it up!
4 Lectures 28:12

Let's get going and tackle the blank canvas!

Fill up that canvas! No rules, no holding back

Using only a hard black brush, let's start to explore shapes with silhouettes. 

Initial shading of silhouettes exploration

Adding depth to your sketch can make a big difference. Here's an easy way to do it!

Preview 06:11

We will stick to pretty much only standard Photoshop brushes for this. Let's start to design our object.

Bringing your vision to life with simple brush techiques
Defining our concept design & Adjusting as you go (AAYG)
4 Lectures 27:24

Once we start to see the object emerge, we want to explore different approaches to the design. What works and what doesn't. 

Defining your concept design

Don't worry about the perspective when you sketch, instead - adjust as you go.

Preview 03:57

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.

Surfacing - Design surface features

The fastest way to check your perspective on the fly!

Quick trick to check your perspective
Let there be light! How to visualize light such as LEDs, neon light and glow
3 Lectures 14:14

This is one of my favorite lectures - how to visualize light.

Let there be light! Here's how to add glowing LEDs & lasers

Short quiz on the lighting section of the course

Lighting Quiz
1 question

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!

Lens Flare Madness Let's make it shine

Before we are done, you don't want to miss these 3 tricks to really make your design stand out!

3 final tricks you don't want to miss before calling it done
About the Instructor
Marouane Bembli
3.9 Average rating
547 Reviews
13,281 Students
13 Courses
Industrial Designer & Online Teacher

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.