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Quick and Effective Environment Illustration in Photoshop
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Released May 6, 2014
Alex Kosakowski

Guest Tutor

Alex Kosakowski
Throughout these lessons we go through the very exciting process of creating environment illustrations.

We will begin by blocking in each of the major shapes in their own layers, and then refine them to become the foundation of our image. We'll then block in colors and textures into the background, middle ground and foreground layers. We'll complete the process of illustration by establishing a focal point and rendering our painting to an appropriate finish.

By the end of this training you'll understand the importance of staying focused on the procedures and steps used to create a quick and effective environment illustration.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:54
Reviewing reference photos
2

Reviewing reference photos

 
00:00
Blocking in the main layer shapes
3

Blocking in the main layer shapes

 
00:00
Painting in the clouds
4

Painting in the clouds

 
10:59
Creating the mountains
5

Creating the mountains

 
11:00
Detailing the middle ground
6

Detailing the middle ground

 
09:13
Locking in our foreground
7

Locking in our foreground

 
08:28
Blocking in our main tree
8

Blocking in our main tree

 
09:21
Completing our layer shapes
9

Completing our layer shapes

 
09:55
Adding light and color to the background
10

Adding light and color to the background

 
00:00
Texturing the middle ground
11

Texturing the middle ground

 
00:00
Casting light on our foreground
12

Casting light on our foreground

 
00:00
Bringing flat shapes to full forms
13

Bringing flat shapes to full forms

 
00:00
Creating depth in our foreground
14

Creating depth in our foreground

 
00:00
Rendering the clouds
15

Rendering the clouds

 
00:00
Finalizing our render
16

Finalizing our render

 
00:00