Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 16, 2013
Duration
3h 8m
Description

When it comes to creating believable environment concepts that seamlessly integrate photographs and painting, a lot of artists struggle with how to blend the two. For this reason, this tutorial will take color out of the equation and allow you to focus on simple black and white values as we weave our final scene together. To start out, we will begin to snatch pieces of photographs that are appealing and can be used for our scene. We will learn why these photographs were selected and how we can use them to block in the land masses and some of the architectural elements for our concept. From here we will begin painting to blend things together. We'll add in some rock structures as well as modify some of the architecture. Along the way, you'll pick up some valuable tips for using adjustment layers to modify values and for adding details to our painting that will distract a viewers eye and lead it through the composition. After finishing this course, you will have learned some great tools and techniques for blending photographs seamlessly into your paintings. Software required: Photoshop CC v14.0.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Eddie with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll walk step by step through creating an environment concept that fully integrates photographs with our painting. When it comes to creating believable environment concepts that seamlessly integrate photographs in painting, a lot of artists struggle with how to blend the two. For this reason, this course will take color out of the equation and allow you to focus on simple black-and-white values as we weave our final scene together. To start out, we'll begin to snatch pieces of photographs that are appealing and can be used for our scene. We'll learn why these photographs were selected and how we can use them to block in the landmasses and some of the architectural elements for our concept. From here, we'll begin painting to blend things together. We'll add in some rock structures as well as modify some of the architecture. Along the way, you'll pick up some valuable tips for using adjustment layers to modify values and for adding details to our painting that will distract a viewer's eye and lead it through the composition. After finishing this course, you'll have learned some great tools and techniques for blending photographs seamlessly into your paintings. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.