Creating Atmospheric Depth for Illustrations in Photoshop

We will begin this process by learning what atmosphere is by looking at some real life examples and discuss how light interacts with atmosphere. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 28, 2013
Duration
1h 3m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 28, 2013
Duration
1h 3m
Description

We will begin this process by learning what atmosphere is by looking at some real life examples and discuss how light interacts with atmosphere. From there we'll study some other examples of atmospheric effects such as misty and foggy conditions as well as sunsets. Along the way we'll explore how we can incorporate these different atmospheric effects into an illustration. As we'll see, adding atmosphere to an illustration can strengthen the depth and perspective of the scene along with reinforcing the visual direction of the composition. By implementing the concepts we cover about atmosphere in this course, you'll be able to push the visual depth, direction, and appeal of your own illustrations. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author
About the author

Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating atmospheric depth for illustrations. We'll begin this process by learning what atmosphere is by looking at some real-life examples and discuss how light interacts with atmosphere. From there we'll study some other examples of atmospheric effects such as misty and foggy conditions as well as sunsets. Along the way we'll explore how we can incorporate these different atmospheric effects into an illustration. As we'll see, adding atmosphere to an illustration can strengthen the depth and perspective of a scene along with reinforcing the visual direction of the composition. By implementing the concepts we cover about atmosphere in this course, you'll be able to push the visual depth direction and appeal of your own illustrations. So with that, we'll go ahead and get started in our next lesson.