Designing a Surreal Skull in Photoshop

Throughout these lessons we will look at the steps required to paint a skull from scratch and how it will become one with a stone background. Software required: Photoshop CC (2014).
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 29, 2014
Duration
2h 17m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 29, 2014
Duration
2h 17m
Description

Throughout these lessons we will look at the steps required to paint a skull from scratch and how it will become one with a stone background. We will start by creating simple brushes that will help us when painting all the details, dynamic lightning, and reflections in our scene. Along the way, we will add various objects, such as flowers and a spooky eye and will add special effects to complete our unique underground concept. By the end of this tutorial you will have a solid understanding of how to use your digital painting skills and how to make good use of different textures for creating unique artwork. Software required: Photoshop CC (2014).

About the author
About the author

Valp Maciej Hajnrich is graphic illusionist, full time freelance digital artist, art director, illustrator, concept artist and digital painter based in Katowice, Poland.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Valp Maciej Hajnrich. I'm a full-time, freelance digital artist, art director, and illustrator. I've been working for ESPN magazine, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Brothers, and Western Digital, just to name a few. I'm focused on print design including album art and sport illustration. In this course we are going to learn how to use photo manipulation and digital painting techniques in Photoshop. We will create _____ for stone skull that's emerging from the background and then we will add eye-catching special effects. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to create a simple brush that will help us paint a whole scene, use digital painting techniques for creating custom shapes, dynamic lighting and reflections; change the mood of the image from bright to very dark, and finally we will add sparks and smoke effects. By the end of the training you will have learned how to use your digital painting skills and how to make good use of different textures for creating unique artwork for your next project. I'm excited to work with Digital Tutors and share these techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.