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Designing a Creature for 3D in Photoshop

by Eddie Russell

In this series of lessons, we will focus on designing a creature which will later be modeled in 3D. Software required: Photoshop CS4.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons we will focus on designing a creature which will later be modeled in 3D. We'll begin by learning about a few important things to keep in mind when beginning to design a character. We'll also take a look at some rough sketches that were done exploring some different ideas for our creature. Next, we'll begin drawing some rough line work, and explore the basic forms and details for this character. After building some nice detail into the initial line work, we'll refine the creature by tracing over our rough lines on a new layer. Next, we'll dive right into painting our creature, beginning with basic flat colors and then moving on to shadows and highlights. Finally, we'll flush out some nice details for our creature that will give it that added bit of visual appeal. Software required: Photoshop CS4.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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