Photoshop Design: Sketch like an industrial designer

Photoshop Design: The complete guide to industrial design sketching in Photoshop.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Join over 1000 successful students in this course!

Looking to master your design sketching skills or maybe you want to get an introduction to basic sketching techniques? Are you struggling to learn industrial design sketching from books and other mediums that leaves you to figure it all out yourself? Whether you're just starting out, or if you are an industrial design student or professional and want to crush it with your sketching, this course is for you.

The course will help you improve your sketching skills using simple techniques that anyone can learn. Use these techniques to build a professional portfolio, get internships at design studios or land a position as an industrial designer. I'll walk you through each step of the process from initial line work to the final render and give you an insight to how it's done in the design industry.

Photoshop Design Sketching is the complete course for learning how to design products in Photoshop. From basic sketching exercises to advanced rendering aimed towards industrial design, it's all here.

The reason I created this course is to give you an interactive experience and guide you through your learning process. I will always be available to answer any questions you might have in the course forum so that you can get your sketching to the next level as fast as possible. I won't leave you hanging!

Here's some of what you will learn:

  • understand design sketching better
  • use Photoshop to present design proposals
  • understand what analog and digital tools to use as a designer
  • improve your line quality
  • sketch better ellipses
  • understand perspective in an easy way using "cloud sketching"
  • use parallel lines for shading
  • quickly explore shapes to find a design you like with this technique
  • use line weight and understand it
  • understand lightning and shading
  • a trick to unblock your sketchers block (we all have them some days)
  • add any texture to any surface and make it look real
  • visualize lights and LEDs
  • sketch transparent material easily
  • sketch matte and shiny surfaces and understand the difference
  • develop a complete design proposal from early ideation sketches to final presentation renders

I guarantee it will take your design sketching to the next level if you are willing to put in the time to complete the course. You have to have the right mindset before starting the course and really take time to focus and disconnect the noise around you.

If you feel something is missing or wasn't covered enough, just let me know in course forum. I will update the course on a regular basis and add new lectures based on your feedback and needs.

Should you complete the course and feel this wasn't for you, don't worry, simply ask for a refund within 30 days and you'll get your money back no questions asked.

So what are you waiting for? Click "Take this course" in the top right, join me and hundreds of students today and start sketching your own beautiful designs in no time.

What are the requirements?

  • Before starting the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Photoshop and have it installed on your computer. You will also need a digital sketching tablet if you like to follow along in the exercises in the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand design sketching better
  • use Photoshop to present design proposals
  • understand what analog and digital tools to use as a designer
  • improve your line quality
  • sketch better ellipses
  • understand perspective in an easy way I call "cloud sketching"
  • use parallel lines for shading
  • quickly explore shapes to find a design you like with this technique
  • use line weight and understand it
  • understand lightning and shading
  • add any texture to any surface and make it look real
  • visualize lights and LEDs
  • sketch transparent material easily
  • sketch matte and shiny surfaces and understand the difference
  • develop a complete design proposal from early ideation sketches to final presentation renders

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn design sketching using Photoshop. If you're a design student, a design professional or maybe you're just interested in the design sketching process, then this course is for you

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction - Welcome!
06:25

I'm here to help. Any questions you might have make sure you write it up under discussions I'll answer all of them!

Introduce yourself! Would love to meet you
01:02
Section 2: What tools should you use? Analog and digital
04:15

The best way to get warmed with the sketching up is to simply grab a pen and paper. Here I show talk about the analog tools you can use.

01:32

There are many different digital tools and softwares to use when sketching digitally. Here I'll show you my favorites.

Section 3: First of all, let's cover the basics!
04:22

Having difficulties getting those clean smooth lines? No worries. This simple exercise is guaranteed to boost your line quality.

04:18

Sketching ellipses is one of my favorite things to sketch. They can be tricky but this lecture will help you out to get them just right,

03:14

Everything is a curve in design sketching. In this exercise we are taking it to the extremes and see what we come up with by only using ellipses!

05:35

What about getting the ellipse perspective right? Here's how it's done.

10:48

Personally I don't like spending time setting up a perspective grid system. I use this technique instead. It's not only faster, but also way more fun!

12:12

Cloud sketching explained. The idea with this techniques is to outline the design from a larger perspective by first sketching an ellipse, or "could" where the sketch will fit within. Then we will adjust as we go along and add details once we're happy with the overall perspective. It doesn't have to be perfect!

Section 4: Shading - The Basics
01:26

Sometimes you only have a pen to use for shading your sketches. This means we have to use parallell lines to visualize it.

06:00

Want to produce a lot of design proposals fast? Try this!

04:39

The single most important thing to think about when starting out with shading is the light source. Where the light is coming from will guide you and help you understand where to add lighter surfaces and where to add shadows.

08:02

It's all in the details. Add weight to your design by using proper shading and line weight.

2 questions

Did you get them all right?

Section 5: Lighting - How to visualize light
05:55

Adding lights to your sketches always makes it look more cool. It's actually really easy to get it right. I'll show you how in this lecture!

01:21

This quick little trick can make your light look like it's from a movie still

1 question

See if you get this right!

Section 6: Rendering - Make the sketch come alive
05:32

Getting the surface texture right is crucial when presenting a design proposal.

08:57

Really add realism to your design proposals with textures.

11:40

Glass, plastic, water.. there are a lot of materials that are transparent and this is something we should know how to visualize.

Section 7: Complete tutorials from ideation sketch to final render of a product
02:13

A complete video tutorial from start to finish showing a cell phone concept.

19:18

A complete video tutorial from start to finish showing a computer mouse.

10:00

A complete video tutorial from start to finish showing a gaming controller.

07:00

A complete video tutorial from start to finish showing a gaming controller.

Music:

Gunnar Olsen - Dub Zap

Licence: YouTube Audio Library

06:10

We're starting out with shape exploration in Sketchbook Pro. Once we find a design we are happy with, it's time to jump into Photoshop to render the design.

Section 8: BONUS Material
Article

Do at least 1 of these 5 steps every day, keep a journal and look back at your progress a year from now. Look at the improvements you've made!

07:50

Have you ever felt like you really want to sketch but there's just nothing coming out on the paper? I know I have. Here I show you how you can unblock your sketchers block and get back in creative mode fast.

Photoshop Renderings + .psd files
3 pages
18:09

Sindre Klepp is an award winning Norwegian designer based in San Francisco. He is currently working as an industrial designer with Google and has worked with multiple clients mainly within the lifestyle consumer products category.


Sindre grew up right outside of Oslo, Norway where he honed his creative skills through drawing, building tree houses and creating LEGO cities. After graduating with a degree in Industrial design from the Mid Sweden University in 2010, he moved to the US to start his career. He has since lived in New York, Santa Barbara and San Francisco. He has worked with companies such as SOL Republic, Flow snowboards, Bushnell, Motorola, The house of Marley, Panasonic and many more.


Listen to his story on how he started his design journey and how it has taken him all over the world. What to think about and what to plan for as a professional industrial designer.

24 pages

In this short ebook I've put together different design styles that you can take inspiration from in your own work. Mix and use different styles and see what you come up with. Guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing!

06:48

A few techniques you can apply when going back to the basics - pen and paper. Try it out!

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Instructor Biography

Marouane Bembli, Industrial Designer & Online Teacher

Hi, I'm Marouane. I'm here to give you the tools and information you need to reach your goals in your professional career. I value your time and I'm honored that you chose to know more about my courses here on Udemy.

What I can guarantee you in all my courses is that you'll get actionable advice and learn techniques that you can implement immediately and see results. I cut the nonsense out of my lectures and focus on what matters. This is something I know I appreciate when taking a course and I think you do too.

Who are you and what can you do for me, Marouane?

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist and illustrator for over 8 years and online marketer for a couple of years now. The techniques I'm sharing with you have allowed me to live my vision I had as a kid, which was to work as a designer and move from a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden to the sunny beaches of South Florida.

My professional design journey began in 2008 designing consumer electronics for companies in Hong Kong and the U.S.

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini and I graduated a year later. Since then my designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

What I do

I currently work with the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world to help them solve their design problems and create better products. I'm also the founder and creator of TheSketchMonkey and ProVideoSlides where we create products for video marketers.

Throughout the years I've had the opportunity to work with companies in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Sweden, designing products ranging from medical equipment and food packaging machines to concept art and automotive design.

Why should I join your courses?

If you are serious about improving your skills and you want someone to guide you in the right direction, my courses are for you. One thing to remember though, you need to be prepared to put in the work. I will be there to help you as much as I can in the discussion board of each course, but you have to have the mindset and desire to want to learn. That's all you need. You'll always be up to date since I will add lectures to the courses on a regular basis.

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