Drawing Phoneme Mouth Expressions in Photoshop

We'll begin this process by learning what phonemes are and how we can begin to represent them in the form of mouth expressions for character lip syncing. Software required: Photoshop CS6.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 7, 2013
Duration
1h 29m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 7, 2013
Duration
1h 29m
Description

We'll begin this process by learning what phonemes are and how we can begin to represent them in the form of mouth expressions for character lip syncing. From there, we'll draw out ten essential mouth expressions. Each mouth expression will represent one or multiple phonemes. Finally, we'll finish by taking some of our mouth expressions and organize them into a sequence to sound out a couple of words. By having an understanding of these basic mouth expressions and the sounds that they each represent, you will be able to achieve more accurate and effective lip syncing with your characters whether your animation is 2d, 3d, very simple, or complex. 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, my name is Kirk and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on Drawing Phoneme Mouth Expressions in Photoshop. We'll begin this process by learning what a Phoneme is, and how we can begin to represent these different Phonemes in the form of mouth expressions for character lip syncing. From there we'll draw out ten essential mouth expressions. Each mouth expression will represent one or multiple Phonemes. Finally, we'll finish by taking some of our mouth expressions and organize them into a sequence to sound out a couple of words. By having an understanding of these basic mouth expressions and the sounds that they each represent you'll be able to achieve more accurate and effective lip syncing with your characters. Whether your animation is two D, three D, very simple or complex. So in our next lesson we'll go ahead and get started.