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Creating Atmospheric Depth for Illustrations in Photoshop
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Released Jan 28, 2013
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
We will begin this process by learning what atmosphere is by looking at some real life examples and discuss how light interacts with atmosphere. From there we'll study some other examples of atmospheric effects such as misty and foggy conditions as well as sunsets. Along the way we'll explore how we can incorporate these different atmospheric effects into an illustration.

As we'll see, adding atmosphere to an illustration can strengthen the depth and perspective of the scene along with reinforcing the visual direction of the composition. By implementing the concepts we cover about atmosphere in this course, you'll be able to push the visual depth, direction, and appeal of your own illustrations.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:01
Examining examples of atmospheric depth
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Examining examples of atmospheric depth

 
09:14
Painting layers of atmosphere on our illustration
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Painting layers of atmosphere on our illustration

 
11:05
Examining examples of fog and mist
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Examining examples of fog and mist

 
06:40
Transforming our scene into a foggy atmosphere
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Transforming our scene into a foggy atmosphere

 
09:20
Examining examples of sunsets
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Examining examples of sunsets

 
07:22
Transforming our illustration into a sunset scene
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Transforming our illustration into a sunset scene

 
09:19
Painting in the sun, light plume, and water reflection
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Painting in the sun, light plume, and water reflection

 
08:45