Course info
Mar 19, 2018
3h 27m

Have you ever had a killer game idea, but didn't have the proper concept art to show off the scenes you envision? If so, Game Environment Concept Design is the course for you. First, you'll discover how sketch out your idea. Second, you'll explore the setup for 3D. Finally, you'll learn how to paint over and finish up. When you complete Game Environment Concept Design you should have a solid throne room concept finished and have the skills to go forward and start conceptualizing your fantasy world. Required Software: Sketchup 2018

About the author
About the author

Alex Stead is a freelance storyboard artist and concept illustrator working in London.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Alex Stead, and welcome to my course, Game Environment Concept Design. I am a freelance storyboard and concept artist working in games, TV, film, and marketing. Designing environments for games really gives you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild. In this course, we are going to design a dwarven throne room for a massively multi-player online game. We're going to start in 3D using SketchUp, then use this as the basis for a painting in Photoshop. Some of the major topics that we will cover include using SketchUp to produce line drawings, shadows, and selections for a more efficient painting phase, speed painting, to determine mood and color, using smart objects in Photoshop to increase accuracy and speed, and dynamic lighting techniques. By the end of this course, you will know how to use SketchUp and Photoshop together to create great digital paintings. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with SketchUp and Photoshop. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn environment painting with the Game Environment Concept Design course at Pluralsight.