Speed Painting Techniques for Environment Work in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll cover the many techniques and shortcuts to quickly bring an image from a blank canvas to a realized finish. Software required:Photoshop CS4.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 12, 2014
Duration
1h 43m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Oct 12, 2014
Duration
1h 43m
Description

In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll cover the many techniques and shortcuts to quickly bring an image from a blank canvas to a realized finish. We'll use techniques such as, blocking in large areas of abstract shapes and textures to quickly cover the canvas, as well as using different commands of the lasso tool to quickly carve out shapes for further refinement. We'll also cover the fundamentals and theories behind speed painting, value relationships, color and temperature relationships, different surface textures and how these elements can best be controlled to create realized believable images. By watching the creation of a speed painting from start to finish in this Photoshop training, you'll get an in-depth look at how to quickly create environment images. Software required:Photoshop CS4.

About the author
About the author

Alex Kosakowski is a concept artist who has worked in the video game industry for nearly a decade.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Alex Kosakowski, and I'm a freelance concept artist and illustrator working in the video game industry. And in this course, I'm going to take you step by step through an environment speed painting. From a blank canvas all the way through to a fully realized finished environment image, I will cover all the techniques used along the way. Some of the key takeaways from watching this Course include learning how to quickly black in accurate values to set the blueprint for your environment speed painting. You'll learn time saving techniques to keep your image moving ahead, and further speed painting techniques such as using abstract shapes to quickly realize texture and form, as well as review of the best practices and theories and fundamentals that are integral to producing effective images quickly, the heart of speed painting with Photoshop. Now by the end of the training, you will have learned how to quickly realize environment images using speed painting techniques with Photoshop, and I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.