Capturing the Essence of a Character in Photoshop

In this collection of lessons, we will learn how to capture the essence of a character based on their backstory and then execute it in a final character concept. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 2, 2011
Duration
4h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 2, 2011
Duration
4h 22m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will learn how to capture the essence of a character based on their backstory and then execute it in a final character concept. We will begin this process by taking a look at the character bio and learning a bit about our character. After exploring the detailed information we have been supplied with, we will get started by first learning about a few areas that are critical to successfully capturing our character's essence. We will learn about the importance of her anatomy, pose, hairstyle, and wardrobe. After a few quick explorations in each of these areas, we will get started in painting our final character concept from start to finish. After completing this course, you should have some great ideas on how you can create more effective and appealing character designs. Software required: Photoshop CS5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on capturing the essence of a character, presented by Digital-Tutors, an Adobe Authorized Training Center. My name is Eddie and I'll be walking you through the process of generating a character in Photoshop based on specific character background information. We'll begin this process by taking a look at the character bio and learning a bit about our character. After exploring the detailed information we've been supplied with, we'll get started by first learning about a few areas that are critical to successfully capturing our character's essence. We'll learn about the importance of her anatomy, pose, hairstyle, and wardrobe. After a few quick explorations in each of these areas, we'll get started in painting our final character concept from start to finish. After completing this course, you should have some great ideas on how you can create more effective and appealing character designs. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.