Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 1, 2013
Duration
2h 10m
Description

Photoshop has long been the king when it comes to editing 2D images. In fact, many 3D artists have come to use it as their primary application for painting texture maps on their 3D assets. With the introduction of Photoshop CS6 Extended and its new Mercury graphics engine and enhanced 3D tools, painting textures for 3D assets in Photoshop has never been easier. In this tutorial, we explore texturing a 3D asset from start to finish primarily in Photoshop's 3D space. We'll not only explore different methods of working, but we'll also learn about tools and techniques that will help make you successful immediately. You will be surprised at how well your 2D painting skills translate into 3D space using the tools in Photoshop that you already know. By the end of this Photoshop training, we will have created texture maps for diffuse, bump, and specular data for our model. Software required: Photoshop CS6 Extended.

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
Hello, I'm Eddie with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll learn about the various workflows available to us when painting textures for 3D assets using Photoshop CS6. Photoshop has long been the king when it comes to editing 2D images. In fact, maybe 3D artists have come to use it as their primary application for painting texture maps on their 3D assets. With the introduction of Photoshop CS6 Extended, and its new Mercury Graphics Engine, as well as enhanced 3D tools, painting textures for 3D assets in Photoshop has never been easier. In this course, we'll explore texturing a 3D asset from start to finish, primarily in Photoshop's 3D space. We'll not only explore different methods of working, but we'll also learn about tools and techniques that will help make you successful immediately. You'll be surprised at how well your 2D painting skills translate into 3D space using the tools in Photoshop that you already know. By the end of this course, we'll have created texture maps for diffuse, BMP, and specular data for our model. So, let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson where we'll learn to set up our model for painting.