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
3.7 (12 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.
659 students enrolled
Created by Marouane Bembli
Last updated 5/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll 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
Requirements
  • Access to Adobe Photoshop
  • A sketching tablet such as a Wacom
  • an open mind
Description

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,

Marouane

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:12:48
+ Introduction and resources
2 lectures 02:58

A quick overview of the course content.

Preview 02:49

Course resources

Downloadable Course PSD File & Brush Set
00:09
+ 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
07:27

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

Initial shading of silhouettes exploration
07:58

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
06:36
+ 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
12:58

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
09:00

The fastest way to check your perspective on the fly!

Quick trick to check your perspective
01:29
+ 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
08:31

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
01:15

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
04:28