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Conceptualizing Environments from the Imagination in Photoshop
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Released Oct 29, 2015
Lisa Liang

Guest Tutor

Lisa Liang
In this Photoshop tutorial, we'll learn how to conceptualize environments from the imagination.

You'll learn how to do research and create architectural designs to help bring your imagination to life. We'll also cover pictorial composition, color and lighting, and how to translate these into concept art in video games.

By the end of this Photoshop training, you'll be knowledgeable about methods to develop lifelong skills in creating paintings and experiments of your own and for your careers.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:09
Gathering reference
2

Gathering reference

 
03:39
Establishing a theme
3

Establishing a theme

 
07:54
Creating abstract shapes
4

Creating abstract shapes

 
11:34
Expanding the thumbnails into rough sketches
5

Expanding the thumbnails into rough sketches

 
06:23
Using the golden mean
6

Using the golden mean

 
07:03
Defining the architecture
7

Defining the architecture

 
07:55
Rendering the architecture and objects
8

Rendering the architecture and objects

 
03:01
Lighting techniques
9

Lighting techniques

 
05:20
Analyzing references and applying color
10

Analyzing references and applying color

 
04:34
Combining techniques
11

Combining techniques

 
06:06
Common issues and setbacks for concept artists
12

Common issues and setbacks for concept artists

 
05:58
Tips for our artistic journey
13

Tips for our artistic journey

 
08:15