Learn to Composite a 2D Action Shot in Photoshop
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Learn to Composite a 2D Action Shot in Photoshop

Create an exciting, effective, and dynamic character-driven scene in this composition tutorial!
4.6 (10 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
113 students enrolled
Created by 3dmotive LLC
Last updated 9/2016
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand Photoshop setup and formatting
  • Gather and use proper references
  • Understand character and Environment designs
  • Comprehend post generation and frame comprehension
Requirements
  • Adobe Photoshop
Description

The first thing students will learn in this course is exploring initial designs to use for the rest of the project, as well as tips about reference to makes designs more believable. After the initial design stage, topics like rough posing of characters and rough thumbnailing of compositions will be covered. After a large number of poses and thumbnails have been generated, we’ll be combining our favourite thumbs into a final composition plan. This will be blown up and used for our composition’s rough pass. After the rough, we’ll be getting in-depth with final lineart, discussing how to use overlap and line weight to suggest depth. After the final lines have been completed, we’ll be finishing off our composition with a tonal pass to show atmospheric perspective and basic lighting. Shadows and effects will complete the piece, which can be left as is or taken further into colouring/painting stages. Additional topics covered throughout the course will include basic anatomy, the rule of thirds, making characters more appealing and believable by considering personality and contrast, as well as some Photoshop tips and tricks to make drawing easier, and an explanation of some basic formats and ratios to use in compositions for film or sequential art.

(Students - please look under Section 1 / Lecture 1 downloads for the source files associated with the lesson.)

More about the Instructor:

Colin is a recent graduate of Sheridan’s Animation program, now working in Toronto as a storyboard, layout and concept artist. He's also worked for game development studios like BDA Entertainment in the past. Colin also enjoy doing my own personal work, including 3D modeling, texturing and rendering, IP development, world-building, storytelling, concept art and sequential illustration. Colin has aspirations of building and running his own animation and game development studio one day.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning how to pose characters against a background in a dynamic composition should take this course
Course content
Expand 8 lectures 01:21:00
+ Learn to Composite a 2D Action Shot in Photoshop
8 lectures 01:21:00
Download Course Files Here!
00:04
Poses and Thumbnails
17:19
Rough Pass
17:36
Final Lineart
16:46
Finishing Lines, Tones and Effects
13:23
Bonus Lecture: Further Learning with 3dmotive
00:18