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Illustrative Storytelling Development in Photoshop
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Released Nov 11, 2013
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
Visually presenting a story can be a creative, collaborative, and fun experience.

We'll begin by discussing the usefulness of creating a storyboard and some elements to aim for when crafting one. From here we'll start the process of fleshing out the shots of our own story by visually nailing down the world in which it's events take place starting with the establishing shot.

As we progress forward we'll learn about how we want to visually present the main character, build anticipation to the story's conflict, our character's motivation, the obstacles they'll face, and how to arrive at a resolution. Along the way we'll also learn about maintaining good compositions to lead the viewers eye through each shot in addition to making editorial changes to the arrangement of our shots to improve the progression and flow of our story.

After watching this tutorial you'll have be able to construct your own story boards with more creative confidence while having a lot of fun.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:10
Storyboarding key points
2

Storyboarding key points

 
13:08
Establishing the environment and presenting our main character
3

Establishing the environment and presenting our main character

 
15:31
Building up anticipation
4

Building up anticipation

 
15:38
Presenting the conflict of the story
5

Presenting the conflict of the story

 
16:47
Enforcing the motivation of the main character
6

Enforcing the motivation of the main character

 
12:41
Presenting obstacles
7

Presenting obstacles

 
15:05
Overcoming obstacles
8

Overcoming obstacles

 
13:58
Arriving at the resolution
9

Arriving at the resolution

 
14:06
Recapping our story board
10

Recapping our story board

 
15:12