Throughout this Photoshop tutorial we'll create multiple concept designs for a consumer product that will take the form of a watch. We'll choose one of our sketches and refine it to a level where it can be presented as a final product design. We'll also create additional detailed sketches to create a comprehensive guide for us to model the watch in Rhino in the future. By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll have a better understanding of how the concept design portion of industrial and consumer product design works. Software required: Photoshop CS5.1, Rhino 5.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi everyone, my name is Adam Fairless. I'm Director of Product Development at WowWee Toys and Robotics. I've worked on many products that can be found on the retail shelf as well as concepts on the screen and vehicles on the road. My current activities include designs for WowWee's toy line for 2015. My skillset includes concept design, illustration, CAD, prototyping and manufacturing. In this course we're going to use Photoshop to create a detailed concept design for consumer product. This will take the form of a relatively complicated watch. The purpose of this course is to explore ideas and prepare them for presentation. We'll explore varying designs and then focus on one particular concept, and develop it to a level where it can be taken into Rhino and turned into 3D. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to explore ideas through product development through quick sketches, add enough detail to convey an idea without overdoing the sketch, refine a chosen idea by using a CAD underlay, use simple tools in Photoshop to create a basic illustration, add light and shadow to create form, and use other sources to create textures and details. By the end of this training you will have gained an understanding of how to create a variety of product design concept sketches. You'll be able to create a comprehensive illustration and convey enough information to create a CAD model of your chosen design. I'm excited to work with digital tutors and share some of my techniques and tips. So let's get started with the first lesson.