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Environment Concepts for Characters in Photoshop
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Ismail Wamala

Guest Tutor

Ismail Wamala
In this tutorial we will learn how to create concept-art environments in Photoshop made specifically for our pre-designed characters.

We will start with the analysis of reference material and then begin and finish our painting in Photoshop. Along the way, we will be utilizing Photoshop's transform tool and layer effects to enhance the overall presentation of our piece. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of how to use a character design as a visual guide to create environment concept art.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
00:49
Reference material analysis
2

Reference material analysis

 
02:34
Thumbnail exploration
3

Thumbnail exploration

 
06:52
Exploring composition tips
4

Exploring composition tips

 
06:16
Rough painting of the environment
5

Rough painting of the environment

 
09:53
Applying photos to our image
6

Applying photos to our image

 
10:18
Adding color and lighting effects
7

Adding color and lighting effects

 
14:04
Integrating our character
8

Integrating our character

 
11:39
Adding 3-point perspective
9

Adding 3-point perspective

 
06:03
Refinement and final pass
10

Refinement and final pass

 
03:24
Adding environment variation
11

Adding environment variation

 
10:33
Creating a different variation
12

Creating a different variation

 
11:01