Learn Professional 2D Game Graphic Design in Photoshop
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- Build professional stylized backgrounds from scratch in Photoshop
Make Money from your new skills
Create your own game graphics
- Photoshop (you can get a free 30 day trial)
- Drawing tablet (this makes the process of drawing much easier but is not 100% vital. You can use a mouse)
- Basic drawing skills
- Basic understanding of Photoshop
This course was last updated on 10/19/16
Join over 10,500 learning students and begin designing game graphics today!
Looking to make extra money as a game graphic designer? Or maybe you’re on a quest to create graphics for your own games? In any case you’ve come to the right place.
The 2D Game Background Creation Course will show you how to create quick high quality stylized backgrounds for games and animations that will stand up as professional work. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into prop and character creation. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital art creation - or your money back!
The course is your track to building amazing attractive backgrounds and ultimately - make you money! Whether for your own games or for other peoples projects.
This course will take you from having little knowledge in Photoshop to creating professional backgrounds in as little as 1 week.
So what else is in it for you?
You’ll gain instant access to all five sections of the course including the bonus section where I show you where and how to find jobs creating digital art work that you can do from anywhere in the world. You’ll also gain access to 50 assets I’ve created for your personal and commercial use. These assets can be used over and over again in your own games or can be used to help you make money with other peoples games!
The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating a digital background in Photoshop. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning backgrounds for games and animations.
Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.
Here’s what you get with the course:
You’ll get access to the five sections of the course that will show you how I create professional digital backgrounds and also teaches you where you can find clients. The course is supported with over 2.5 hours of clear content that I walk you through each step of the way.
All at your fingers tips instantly.
- The course starts with the basics. For those of you that have never used Photoshop I’ll walk you through the basic tools we’ll be using.
- Next I’ll show you how I create my thumbnails and where I go for inspiration.
- Once you’ve chosen a thumbnail we’ll design each individual aspect of the background.
- After you design each piece of your background I’ll show you how to stitch them together to complete the final design.
- At this point you’ll be ready to dive right in and start building the individual components that will make up your background! I’ll go over every thing from how to create clouds, to building architectural structures.
Over the 5 chapters you will learn:
- How to use the 50 assets included in this course
- Photoshop basics
- The design process
- Building your assets
- how to find jobs creating digital artwork
What else will you get?
- Personal contact with me, the course tutor
- Lifetime access to course materials
- Understanding of how professional digital artwork is designed, created, and organized layer by layer
- 50 free assets for your use
This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy forms and through email.
I will be here for you every step of the way!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to get your 50 free assets and start building to day!
- Students looking to learn how to create professional 2D game and animation backgrounds in Photoshop.
- Students that are thirsty for knowledge about digital artwork creation and are willing to work hard to master there skills.
- Students who are ready to grind it out and become a graphic artist.
I'll take you through a brief overview of everything you'll be learning in this course on creating game graphics in Photoshop. The course begins with the basics. I'll walk you through the tools you'll be using throughout the course. Next I'll show you how to brainstorm and design your background. Then we can jump right in and start building your assets. At the end of the course I'll talk to you a bit about finding jobs creating digital art.
The best way to get the most value from the course is to become a part of the community. Create a new discussion in the Q&A section of the course and tell us about yourself. If you have any questions pertaining to the course you can also ask them in the Q&A section. Thank you!
Here's what comes with the course for you to use. In the course you will receive 50 free assets that I've created for your use. I've spent countless hours creating these assets for you. The assets include shapes, doors, windows, and plants. I hope you enjoy these graphic game assets!
You'll learn how thumbnails are used in the design process and you'll see how I create my thumbnails.
Learn how to create stylized clouds for your backgrounds.
Watch how quickly and easily we'll build the island.
I'll show you how to quickly create trees with great colors and shape.
We'll now build your second tower by reusing pieces from your first tower.
I'll teach you how you can quickly create light rays in your water.
Just like you did with your first background you are going to start this background off by drawing a sketch of your background layout. It's important to do this sketch so you don'v have to worry to much about shape and placement when you are painting your background.
Now that you've created your jungle fern it's time to create the three other plants for you jungle foliage. Jungles are made up of all types of plants so It's important to create multiple plants to add variety. Once you have created all of your plants it's time top place them in your scrolling game background.
It's important that your background layers seamlessly connect to each other on both ends of your PSD. In this lecture I'm going to show you how to line up the ends of your image and how to bled them into each other. By the end of this lecture you will know exactly how to blend seems in your scrolling game backgrounds.
When designing game backgrounds you are most likely going to want to have multiple elevations for your player to move on. In this lecture we are going to add a floating log type obstacle. This asset could be used as a platform or even as an object for your player to run through.
In this lecture you are going to be painting the two floating platforms in your game background. These platforms would be for you player to jump on at some point in the game. The platforms will be broken up into two different parts, the rock bottom and the grassy top.
In this lecture you are going to paint a stone Aztec head. It's important to use reference when ever creating game art so be sure to find some reference for your Aztec statue. By the end of this lecture you are going to understand how to create game assets that look like they are made form stone.
In this lecture you are going to paint the giant tree in your foreground. You will also reuse your jungle fern assets as the tree tops leaves. Lastly you will add in some jungle vines for your game character to swing on. You are nearly complete with this game art background!
Now that your background is complete it's time to export. In this lecture I will teach you the correct and fastest way to export your background. You will need to export each layer as it's own file with transparent backgrounds that way you can use them in your game. Thanks for joining me in this course and I look forward to seeing the wonderful games you make!