Course info
Feb 4, 2016
1h 25m

This course introduces designers, photographers, and illustrators to the character concept process, being able to use familiar photo manipulation techniques to a new creative field. This course will show how to interpret a character brief, how to develop a thumb sketch to block the character look and feel, how to modify the main source image to transpose the look and feel of the character and, how to make the transition from a good character concept to a villain character - without using digital painting techniques. Required Software: Photoshop CC.

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About the author

Sorin Bechira is an award winning graphic and multimedia designer, with multiple degrees held in fine arts, multimedia techniques and new media.

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Hi everyone, my name is Sorin Bechira, and welcome to my course Photoshop Photo Manipulation Techniques in Character Design Process. We all know the power of Adobe Photoshop in photography and concept art.

In this course, we are going to combine those two and learn some photo manipulation techniques used in character design.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to interpret a client brief, create a character time sketch from a generic silhouette thumb, develop an alien hunter character based on photo reference, transform the hunter character into a warrior character so by the end of this course you will know to developer a character in Adobe Photoshop without the use of any brush painting.

We will use only basic photo manipulation techniques. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the Adobe Photoshop interface. From here you should feel comfortable diving into Adobe Photoshop with courses on reconstruction and atmospheric conditions photo manipulation, vehicle concept design, or advanced creature painting. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Adobe Photoshop with the Photo Manipulation Techniques in Character Design Process course at Pluralsight.