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Drawing Rock Formations in Photoshop

by Kurt Jones

In this tutorial, you will learn techniques for drawing rock formations in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, you will learn techniques for drawing rock formations in Photoshop. We will begin this process by looking at different types of rock formations and studying some of the attributes that make them up. We'll look for simple shapes and patterns along with evaluating each formation in silhouette form. We'll use each rock formation that we study as a reference for creating our own unique formations. For each formation we draw, we'll start with a silhouette to establish the overall form then begin to pull out additional forms and shapes as we continue sculpting our rock formations. As we'll see, focusing on certain shapes in different types of rock formations along with avoiding symmetrical patterns will allow you to develop rock formations that look natural. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

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. Along with creating beautiful 2D illustrations,... more

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