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.
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.