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Sketching and Rendering a Concept Illustration in Photoshop

by Adam Fairless

Throughout these lessons, we will learn how to refine a rough automotive concept design sketch into a polished illustration in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

Throughout these lessons, we will learn how to refine a rough automotive concept design sketch into a polished illustration in Photoshop. Using basic tools in Photoshop, elements from photographs and textures and logos, we will create a compelling design that shows off awareness of form and acknowledges function. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to effectively introduce light, shadow, and reflections that will bring flat ideas to life. Software required: Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Adam Fairless has worked for the past 14 years in the Design Industry on a wide variety of product and automotive projects. His skills encompass everything from concept design and CAD modeling to final production of items at retail, on the road, and on the screen. He has lived and worked in England, Italy, Hong Kong, and the US and currently works for WowWee toys as Director of Product Development in California.

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