Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 1, 2012
Duration
3h 25m
Description

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
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focused on Creating Stylized Male Character Concepts in Photoshop. Presented by Digital-Tutors. My name is Eddie and I'll be walking you through the process of designing a stylized male character from the ground up. We'll get started by learning about a few things that should be considered, for every character we design. Here we'll discuss the importance of things like character intent, character back story, 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'll move on and begin exploring our character by rendering them out in different poses. To wrap this course up, we'll learn about techniques that can be used to create ink to line work, as well as cell shaded color for our character. After completing this course, you'll be familiar with a workflow that can be used to develop stylized characters inside Photoshop. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.