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Sci-Fi Inspired Manga Illustration in Photoshop
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this tutorial, members will learn how to create Sci-Fi inspired Manga illustration in Photoshop. We’ll get started with this project by taking a moment to discuss setting up our workspace as well as working from a thumbnail sketch. From here we’ll dive in and begin creating the rough sketch for our illustration. After loosely sketching out our concept, we’ll spend a little time painting some nice crisp line work on top of it so that we have a clear roadmap for our paint.

From there, we will walk through the process of painting and detailing our final image. After completing this course, you’ll be familiar with the tools and techniques used to create our science fiction inspired Manga illustration.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:56
Thumbnail exploration and setting up the workspace
2

Thumbnail exploration and setting up the workspace

 
08:26
Starting our rough sketch
3

Starting our rough sketch

 
09:48
Continuing the rough sketch
4

Continuing the rough sketch

 
11:53
Finishing our rough sketch
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Finishing our rough sketch

 
10:38
Beginning to ink our sketch
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Beginning to ink our sketch

 
10:48
Continuing to ink our sketch
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Continuing to ink our sketch

 
11:50
Painting a quick background behind our line work
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Painting a quick background behind our line work

 
07:14
Painting flat color for our image
9

Painting flat color for our image

 
10:12
Masking off areas to paint
10

Masking off areas to paint

 
10:30
Rendering the blue areas of our character’s outfit.
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Rendering the blue areas of our character’s outfit.

 
12:37
Blending blocked in color
12

Blending blocked in color

 
11:44
Rendering the gray areas of our character’s outfit
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Rendering the gray areas of our character’s outfit

 
10:24
Rendering our character’s hair
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Rendering our character’s hair

 
12:21
Rendering our character’s skin tones
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Rendering our character’s skin tones

 
11:18
Beginning to detail the illustration
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Beginning to detail the illustration

 
11:28
Adding texture to surfaces
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Adding texture to surfaces

 
11:05
Detailing the visors and adding type and graphics
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Detailing the visors and adding type and graphics

 
14:10
Reinforcing highlights and shadows
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Reinforcing highlights and shadows

 
11:04
Cleanup and finishing touches
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Cleanup and finishing touches

 
07:07