Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 25, 2013
Duration
3h 5m
Description

We'll begin this course by discussing the importance of choosing an appropriate photo for our fantasy character. From there we'll conduct a visualization exercise by creating a sketch based on our photo that will provide us with a visual reference. Following this, we'll work through a series of lessons manipulating prominent facial features of the person in our photo. Along the way we'll add photographic elements and textures to enhance the visual appeal of our concept. To conclude, we'll finish by adding some final visual touchups and elements to really make our fantasy character concept pop. By utilizing the tips and techniques in this course you'll be able to envision and realize your own fantasy characters in a new and creative light. 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, and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on envisioning your fantasy characters through photo manipulation. My name is Curt, and I'll be your instructor as we walk through a series of steps to develop a fantasy character concept that resembles an orc or a goblin in appearance. We'll begin this course by discussing the importance of choosing an appropriate photo for our fantasy character. From there we'll conduct a visualization exercise by creating a sketch based on our photo that will provide us with a visual reference. Following this, we'll work through a series of lessons manipulating prominent facial features of the person in our photo. Along the way, we'll add photographic elements and textures to enhance the visual appeal of our concept. To conclude, we'll finish by adding some final, visual touch-ups and elements to really make our fantasy character concept pop by utilizing the tips and techniques in this course, you'll be able to envision and realize your own fantasy characters in a new and creative light. So with that, we'll begin in our next lesson.