Digital Creations: Concept Art Objects & Effects with Photoshop
If you are a student with plans to enter the field of conceptual art and illustration or already work in the business but want to learn an exciting way to build a strong client base and improve workflow, this course is perfect. However, the course is also beneficial for virtually anyone interested in painting cool armor and weapons on the computer.
How to Transform the Ordinary into Something Extraordinary with Digital Painting
Content and Overview
By applying everything learned in this course, you have incredible opportunities to work within multiple industries, including film, video game, print and fine art to name a few. Digital art is used in the conceptualization of environments seen in blockbuster films and video games.
Other courses tend to skip critical steps or gloss over information, but with this digital painting course, everything you need to get started is provided. This course will take you through the process of creating believable and compelling concept art objects step-by-step using Adobe Photoshop.
After completing this course using Adobe Photoshop, you will have the ability to render these commonly sought after assets with confidence and ease.
This lecture gives a very general overview of the course and outlines what will be covered.
In this lecture, we will begin rendering some simple geometric shapes so that they look like believable metal. We will discuss the shiny luster of metal and how to apply highlights, core shadow and reflected lights to make it believable.
In this lecture, we will add some finer detail to our metal object rendering exercise. These will include seams, scratches, rivets and rolled edges.
In this lecture, we will learn a very fast and easy technique for rendering realistic wood grain.
In this lecture, we will learn how to render realistic looking glass jewels and glass containers. Special highlights will be used to add additional realism.
In this lecture, we will render a pistol. We will break it down into simple shapes and refine it into a polished illustration.
In this lecture, we will render a suit of armor. We will break it down into simple shapes and refine it into a polished illustration.
In this lecture, we will render a sword. We will break it down into simple shapes and refine it into a polished illustration.
In this lecture, we will learn techniques for creating realistic smoke, fire and lightning magic effects.
Hardy is a professional concept artist and illustrator working in New Orleans, LA. He has designed and painted hundreds of characters and scenes for numerous entertainment industry clients and is one of the lead illustrators for the Warhammer 40K franchise. He has had artwork featured in elite digital art annuals such as Exposé. Hardy is also a certified medical illustrator and has a detailed knowledge of human anatomy as it applies to visual art.