Dungeons in Photoshop
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Dungeons in Photoshop

Learn to draw the perfect dungeon for your campaign or setting!
4.7 (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.
37 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Hasenbos
Last updated 11/2018
English
Price: $29.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • By the end of this course you'll be able to draw dungeon maps that perfectly fit your campaign or setting.
Requirements
  • You'll need adobe Photoshop for this course
  • Preferable, you'll have a drawing tablet.
Description

Do you want to improve your dungeon maps to make sure they fit your adventures perfectly? In this 1h24m class we are going to explore how to use the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop to draw a dungeon map from scratch!

I'll assume that you know your way around the basics of Adobe Photoshop and you can follow along with most of the tools without in depth explanations of how they work. Are you not comfortable enough with Adobe Photoshop yet? There's a lot of classes on Skillshare that'll help you familiarize yourself with the program!

What Will You Learn?

  • Layout: We'll start by talking about the layout of you dungeon, and my process of creating that layout in Photoshop.

  • Drawing Styles: In the next class we're going to explore three different styles of drawing the most important part of your dungeon: the walls! 

  • Inking: Now that we've discussed how to draw your walls we'll get back to the map and start inking over the layout that we just did. At this point we'll start drawing more details. This is also a good point to make any final changes to the layout of you dungeon.

  • Furnishing the Place: In this lesson we'll start drawing the interior of your dungeon. It's useful to have at least a basic idea of what each room is for.

  • Colouring: With the inking done and furniture in place it time to add colour to the dungeon. We'll go over the process of laying out the flat colours, shading and lighting the map, and well as some effects.

  • Adding Labels: Finally it's time to label the map. I'll go over the process of marking each room and creating a title and key for the map. 

Whether you are an illustrator or simply want to create a dungeon for your own campaigns, this class will get you ready to pick up your idea and turn it into something great!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in drawing dungeon maps for the RPG campaigns
Course content
Expand all 8 lectures 01:24:12
+ Drawing your Dungeon
6 lectures 01:22:53

We'll start by talking about the layout of you dungeon, and my process of creating that layout in Photoshop. Use the shape tool to get the layout in place as well as decide where doors and stairs will be.

Tip: This is the first stage and there's still room to make changes at this point. Don't hold back and throw in anything you think would look nice. Chances are that it will.

Preview 12:18

In this lesson we're going to explore three different styles of drawing the most important part of your dungeon: the walls! 

Drawing Styles
03:59

Now that we've discussed how to draw your walls we'll get back to the map and start inking over the layout that we just did. At this point we'll start drawing more details. This is also a good point to make any final changes to the layout of you dungeon.

Tip: At this stage, try to avoid patterns, both in the walls and on the floor. Keep everything as irregular as you can. If you need to, zoom out and look for any patterns you might have drawn.

Inking your Dungeon
20:15

In this lesson we'll start drawing the interior of your dungeon. This helps to show what rooms are used for, and add some life to you dungeon in general. 

Tip: Use the grid to make sure everything is drawn at the right size. A 6' wide chair in from of a 3' wide door might look odd to some...

Furnishing the Place
11:39

With the inking done and furniture in place it time to add colour to the dungeon. We'll go over the process of laying out the flat colours, shading and lighting the map, and well as some effects.

Tip: Try to make clear for yourself what sort of colour scheme you want for this map? Is it a muddy dungeon? Go for browns and blacks. is it hidden away in a jungle? Use yellows and greens!

Colouring
25:58

Now that everything is done it's time to add a title and labels to your dungeon. This makes it a lot easier to keep track of where everything is!

Adding Labels
08:44
+ Final Thoughts
1 lecture 00:32

Please share your project with me and others, I'd love to see what you'll come up with!

Final Thoughts
00:32