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Creating Stylized Male Character Concepts in Photoshop

by Eddie Russell

In this tutorial, we will learn about a workflow that can be used to design stylized male characters with Photoshop CS5. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, we will learn about a workflow that can be used to design stylized male characters with Photoshop CS5. We'll get started by learning about a few things that should be considered for every character we design. Here we will discuss the importance of things like character intent, character backstory, as well as references. Once our direction has been established, we'll jump in and spend some time doing concept sketches. After our initial character design has been settled upon, we will move on and begin exploring our character by rendering them in different poses. To wrap the tutorial up, we'll learn about techniques that can be used to create inked line-work as well as cell-shaded color for our character. After completing this tutorial, you'll be familiar with a workflow that can be used to develop stylized characters in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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