Taking Your Digital Paintings to the Next Level in Photoshop

In this tutorial we'll learn how to turn a good digital painting into a great digital painting using simple techniques you can use over and over again in Photoshop. Software required: Photoshop CS5.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 5, 2013
Duration
7h 51m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 5, 2013
Duration
7h 51m
Description

In this tutorial we'll learn how to turn a good digital painting into a great digital painting using simple techniques you can use over and over again in Photoshop. Throughout these lessons we will take a look at a variety of techniques to make any image into portfolio gold! We will take a decent digital painting and transform it into a more dynamic, story-packed image with little more than a few simple steps and some elbow grease. From this tutorial, you'll soon be able to apply the same essential tips to your own illustrations in no time at all. Software required: Photoshop CS5.

About the author
About the author

UK based Illustrator Lawrence Mann has enjoyed a career spanning over 15 years.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everybody. My name's Lawrence Mann. I'm a freelance illustrator and digital artist. I spend a great deal of my time creating concept art and illustrating book covers for the publishing industry. Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to create work for the likes of Sony, Nokia, Mattel, as well as a few others. During the course of this tutorial, we're going to look at how to turn a good digital painting into an absolutely great one. We'll start by taking our basic image and enhancing its strongest elements. Next, we'll add a story, we'll look at lighting and atmosphere, as well as other visual tricks, such as adding extreme foreground and background objects. Next, we'll explore how a different approach can transform any image and take your skill set to the next level. The aim of these lessons is to help you quickly transform almost any good digital painting into portfolio gold. So sign in, or sign up, and let's get started.