Digitally Painting Forest Concepts in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll begin by discussing the usefulness of sketching thumbnails for potential forest concepts followed by blocking in rough shapes for the foreground, mid-ground, and background elements of our forest.
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Rating
(14)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 20, 2014
Duration
2h 3m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 20, 2014
Duration
2h 3m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll begin by discussing the usefulness of sketching thumbnails for potential forest concepts followed by blocking in rough shapes for the foreground, mid-ground, and background elements of our forest. From here we'll focus on refining the contours of these flat shapes so elements like trees, leaves and other visuals appear more natural in our scene. In addition we'll also discuss the mood of the scene we're wanting to establish and the color choices that will help reinforce this. After blocking in our composition we'll begin the process of painting and defining the form of various elements in our scene. Along the way we'll explore how we can use both custom and default Photoshop brushes to help with painting various types of foliage to appear more natural. Finally, we'll spend some time adding final details to unify our forest concept. After watching this Photoshop training, you'll have the inspiration to digitally paint your own forest concepts in a way that will save you time and help push and strengthen your creativity.

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
Hi, I'm Kurt with Digital-Tutors. Welcome to this course on painting a forest concept in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by demonstrating and discussing the usefulness of sketching thumbnails for potential forest concepts followed by blocking in rough shapes for the foreground, midground and background elements of our forest. From here, we'll focus on refining the contours or edges of these flat shapes so elements like trees, leaves and other visuals appear more natural in our scene. In addition, we'll also discuss the mood of our scene we're wanting to establish and the color choices that will help reinforce this. After blocking in our composition we'll begin the process of painting and defining the form of various elements in our scene. Along the way we'll explore how we can use both custom and default Photoshop brushes to help with painting various types of foliage to appear more natural. Finally, we'll spend some time adding final details to unify our forest concept. After watching this process, you'll have the inspiration to digitally paint your own forest concepts in a way that will save you time and help push and strengthen your own creativity. So with that, we'll begin in our next lesson.