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Designing a Cast of Characters in Photoshop
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Released Apr 29, 2013
Tim  Gibson

Guest Tutor

Tim Gibson
In this tutorial we will move through a series of simple design steps to create a cast of characters. This design sequence gives you the freedom to create unique characters while also defining the overall look and feel of your world.

We will go through the design of Sci-Fi cast, showcasing two opposing sides in a conflict; the rulers and the rebels. We'll go over how the decision to contrast an idea like Shape Design can create unique groups, while choosing to focus on simplified Tonal Design can unify the world that we’re creating.

Using these techniques you will be able to design a cast from scratch, respond to a brief, or troubleshoot weak character designs.
Introduction and project overview
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Introduction and project overview

 
01:03
Designing with shapes
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Designing with shapes

 
11:32
Using scale and proportion
3

Using scale and proportion

 
09:39
Designing and refining with silhouettes
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Designing and refining with silhouettes

 
10:48
Using tone in character design
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Using tone in character design

 
10:06
Continuing to use tone in character design
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Continuing to use tone in character design

 
10:00
The use of rhythm in design
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The use of rhythm in design

 
10:27
Adding color to our character designs
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Adding color to our character designs

 
11:13
Expanding our design language into additional characters
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Expanding our design language into additional characters

 
10:50
Summary and moving forward
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Summary and moving forward

 
09:42