Drawing Storyboards for the Entertainment Industry in Photoshop

Throughout these lessons, we'll learn how to set up a Photoshop document for a set of sequential images before creating thumbnails of our screenplay for director approval. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 10, 2015
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 10, 2015
Duration
2h 32m
Description

Throughout these lessons, we'll learn how to set up a Photoshop document for a set of sequential images before creating thumbnails of our screenplay for director approval. We'll learn some of the technical jargon used in the film industry related to different types of camera shots and how to set up our perspective for each of those angles. We'll cover basic poses used most frequently in storyboarding: walking, standing, and sitting as well as some action poses. We'll take a storyboard frame through to it's conclusion, finessing the drawing and adding some shading for mood and suggested lighting. By the end of the tutorial, you should have a clear understanding of how storyboards are created. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

Alex Stead is a freelance storyboard artist and concept illustrator working in London.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, everyone. My name is Alex Stead. I'm a freelance concept illustrator and storyboard artist. My recent work has involved storyboarding for animated film, advertising, and viral videos, but currently I'm working as a concept artist for Sony Computer Games in London. In this course, we're going to learn how to draw storyboards for film, games, and TV, and some of the key takeaways from watching this course will include how to create quick thumbnails for roughing out your story and for director approval, how and what to draw for dialog, action, and establishing shots. We'll learn some technical jargon describing particular types of shot, and lastly, how to quickly render up your storyboards to a suitable finished standard. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to set up a document for a storyboarding project and you'll know some quick, effective techniques for drawing people, standing, walking, talking, and sitting, as well as some popular gestures and also how to finish your storyboards off quickly without losing quality. I'm excited to be working with Digital-Tutors and to be able to share my techniques with you, so let's get started with the first lesson.