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Creating Ancient Temple Concept Art in Photoshop
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Released Nov 18, 2013
Jacek Irzykowski

Guest Tutor

Jacek Irzykowski
In this series of tutorials we are going to create a concept art based on simple 3D model render which we will enhance in Photoshop to a believable, apocalyptic environment.

We will use various techniques that will help to achieve coherent results that could also be applied to the creation of matte paintings. We will look at recreating lighting, introduction of damage to the elements of architecture, texturing in Photoshop, suggesting strong atmosphere with emphasis on depth cueing, and finally painting over using graphic tablet.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:04
Research and inspiration
2

Research and inspiration

 
07:43
Establishing structure of the PSD file
3

Establishing structure of the PSD file

 
11:18
Adjusting the plate to match sky selection
4

Adjusting the plate to match sky selection

 
09:16
Painting the mountain range on the horizon
5

Painting the mountain range on the horizon

 
13:32
Applying damage to the architecture
6

Applying damage to the architecture

 
12:24
Texturing the foreground
7

Texturing the foreground

 
12:56
Texturing and adding cracks to the terrace
8

Texturing and adding cracks to the terrace

 
13:01
Texturing the architrave
9

Texturing the architrave

 
13:41
Texturing the planter
10

Texturing the planter

 
12:35
Texturing the remaining parts of the foreground
11

Texturing the remaining parts of the foreground

 
12:17
Preparation for painting over
12

Preparation for painting over

 
10:16
Painting balustrade
13

Painting balustrade

 
12:48
Painting foreground elements and the tower
14

Painting foreground elements and the tower

 
12:03
Painting the grass
15

Painting the grass

 
10:51
Adding background trees
16

Adding background trees

 
10:58
Adding foreground palm trees
17

Adding foreground palm trees

 
12:20
Painting palm trees with custom brush and adding highlights
18

Painting palm trees with custom brush and adding highlights

 
13:09
Painting the atmosphere and haze
19

Painting the atmosphere and haze

 
09:00
Painting the highlights
20

Painting the highlights

 
11:08
Adding glow around the sun and final touches
21

Adding glow around the sun and final touches

 
09:17