Pixelogic ZBrush Creating a Book Cover Graphic - World Book
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Pixelogic ZBrush Creating a Book Cover Graphic - World Book

Learn to use Pixelogic ZBrush in this exciting online training course, learn advanced techniques to enhance your artwork
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Last updated 3/2017
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create text in ZBrush
  • Work confidenlty within ZBrush
  • Extend there knowledge and worflows
  • Output render passes from ZBrush
  • Composite with confidence in Photoshop
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Requirements
  • You will need ZBrush R7
  • Illustrator CS5 or above would be beneficial or you can skip that part as the source files are included
  • Photoshop CS5 or above for the stencil making part of the course
Description

Learn a variety of techniques to achieve a fantastic illustration for a book cover, during this course we will use basic as well as advanced techniques to create WORLD BOOK a book art cover.

We will model exclusively in Zbrush and produce all our render passes straight out of Pixelogic Zbrush finally compositing our passes together within Photoshop.

This course is for anyone who is interested in advancing to digital sculpting, you maybe using another 3D application or you maybe a graphic designer who want to migrate there skills over to the 3D realm!

This course is packed with features and tips and is fun! at the end we will have produced an awesome sculpt!

What are we going to learn?

  1. We will start off producing our text inside Illustrator and Photoshop this will be custom text based on a font
  2. Once completed we will export out text ready for ZBrush
  3. Inside Zbrush I will teach you tons of techniques to produce the final sculpt
  4. Lets now export our render passes and composite it together within Photoshop

Whos it for?

This course has been designed for beginners to advanced users

Enjoy this course brought to you by:
UK ONLINE TRAINING CENTRE

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has been created for all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
06:00:02
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ZBrush Worldbook Book Jacket Cover - Intro
2 Lectures 02:38
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Setting up our Text - Pixelogic ZBrush Creating 3D Graphics Course
43 Lectures 05:57:24

For our custom font we want to find a font that we will use as the base, Lets also look at what we are heading towards for the final image.

Preview 02:27


We don't really want to use a default font, we could but we will not lets modify this font and make it our own!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Modifying our text
07:30

Let's do some cleanup on the modified text.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Cleaning up our custom font
05:09

We want to get the font into Photoshop and make sure it is set up properly let's do it. 

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Set up our Font to export to Photoshop
04:58

We now want to get this into Photoshop so we can do final prep work, readying it for ZBrush.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - lmporting into Photoshop from Illustrator
06:29

We now need to take the edge off our text templates we do this by blurring believe it or not this will give us a sharper cleaner extraction inside ZBrush.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Final prep and export for ZBrush
04:43

Lets now set up ZBrush and create the base for our text!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Set up and prepare our plane
04:37

We will now get ZBrush to perform a simple UV unwrap so we can confidently apply our Alpha text.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - UV layout
05:58

Lets now create the main text using extractions inside ZBrush!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Creating the text inside ZBrush!
07:40

I want the text to feel like its indented into the book itself this means indenting the book cover.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - The book cover indentation
04:35

Lets now extrude the text to give it more depth!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Giving the text depth
05:16

We just jump forward to show you what we will be doing next and what to expect.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Motivational
01:56

Lets cleanup and finish up with the text.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Finishing the text
08:44

OK let us now finish up by smoothing out the book cover indentation.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Book indentation
09:09

In this lecture we will look at the detailing we will do and also show you how you can add flourishes to your text if you wish!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - A look at the next part of the course
04:20

We need to affix the wires into place to hold the text to the book cover adding to the realism. in this lecture we will use ZSpheres to create our wire base!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Creating the wires with ZSpheres
10:03

Having a ton of sub tools is inevitable when doing complex work but we can still group some of it with similar attributes into the same sub tool, by applying poly groups we still get the flexibility to be able to isolate groups.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Using polygroups to manage things
07:21

Lets create the support wires.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Creating the supporting wires
15:15

Lets now merge these wires into a sub tool.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Merging our wires
02:27

Just wanted to show you another way to add detail in this we will create wires that run over and follow existing geometry, its all about ZSketch!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - ZSketch
16:04

Using basic tool meshes we will create our first batch of stones.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Creating the first level of gems/stones
15:35

Speed tip for production or repetitive tasks.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Speed tip
08:57

Using Surface noise we will quickly add texture to our stones!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Adding surface detailing
01:50

In this lecture we will use a simple mesh to create a cut stone look!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Creating a simple Cut Gem
05:37

 Adding a clasp to our Gems.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Adding a clasp to the cut stones
12:35

We have used this before so lets use it again to add surface noise to our book jacket this time using light box presets, please note I am not happy with this and change it later, don't worry I show you how!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Adding surface noise to the book cover
06:42

I will show you a few methods to paint our book jacket cover we will go over the base coat and applying cavity mask details.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Poly painting the Jacket Cover
10:34

Lets paint the wires.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Painting our wires
03:01

In this lesson we will look at separating the clasp and the jewels out so we can apply a material and colour in dependably.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Painting the gems and clasp
06:35

In ZBrush we can use spotlight to directly paint imported textures straight onto our sub tools lets do it!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Spotlight for textures
08:39

Lets apply a cool material to our stones selectively!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Applying materials
16:35

In this lesson I will show you how to import into the scene a previous stage ZTool, this is something you might do from time to time, as I was not happy with the book jacket I decided to bring in an earlier version and redo this part.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Book Jacket redo
15:37

Just wanted to add a little wear and tear to the wires I will use Surface noise to do this quickly.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Wire tweaking
09:02

In ZBrush we want to export out to an exact size and also it would be great to reload the same view as well! we can do this using the doc size and the Zapp Link feature

note: the Zapp link was not playing well so kept importing the view upside down, however it was still the same exact view on export please play around with this its a big part being able to get your image back just in case you need to re render or add a new pass!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Doc and views
09:30

In this lesson we will look at setting up lighting and the render settings as well as outputting the renders once completed!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Setting up the render
15:44

Lets now take our exported render passes into Photoshop.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Compositing
03:42

Clown pass is great for being able to select and isolate parts of the render, lets look at it in action.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - The clown pass
13:12

In this lesson we will use layer masks and adjustment layers as well as filters to control the look of our final image.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Photoshop Compositing
07:56

There will be times when you need to render a brand new pass maybe to add reflection or spectacular to an image I will show you how now.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Adding a pass
19:25

Well this is the last lecture I really hope you have enjoyed this course we covered a lot of stuff, this should prepare you to work on more complex sculpts.

Well done on completing this and happy sculpting!!

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - The finished design
09:54

In this lecture I will show you how to load the document the ZTool and the custom view, handy to know if you needed to re render or add a new pass.

ZBrush Course Worldbook Jacket Cover - Loading it all up again
09:15

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

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I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

All the Best
David

www.ukonlinetraningcentre.com

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