This video is not a tutorial but rather a demo. However, you can see that once you have a solid painting to start with, you can easily improve your concept art by introducing images. The point of adding images is to add realism, enhance your focal point and grab the attention of the viewer immediately. This is very similar to matte painting which film and video game artists use to achieve high end and very realistic environments. If you are interested in learning more and watching a full video on this and many more then, I suggest you go here.
P.S. They have about 60 videos on various subjects and they are organized from the beginner to intermediate to advance. Have a great day.
In the part two of this tutorial I will focus on showing you how to create a custom stamp brush in Photoshop so that you can add realistic textures to your rocks, mountains and anything else you desire. This will result in more detail and a finished product that actually looks realistic.
First thing to do is find yourself a high quality image that you can use. I actually use morguefile for this. Their images don’t have to be attributed.
Second step is to find select in the upper area of photoshop and then look for color range. Once the color range is open, you will see a window with your image in mainly black. There is a drop down menu that also says select: Choose shadows and then click ok.
Right after that, you’ll see marching ants. They are showing you all of the shadow areas that have been selected. You might not want all of it but don’t worry, you will clean this one up.
Third step is, on your keyboard press simultaneously Ctrl+C and on mac I think it’s Command+C. Sorry if it’s wrong, haven’t used a Mac computer in years. Okay, let me get back to the tutorial. Once you have it copied, deselect the image, turn off the layer and create a new layer above it. Once you have done that, press Ctrl+V on your keyboard and this will paste the previously selected shadow area.
Fourth,Select the lasso tool by pressing letter “L” and go around the texture that you like. Go under edit, select brush preset and name your brush whatever you like. Once you have done this, you’ve created your first stamp brush however, it is not done.
Fifth step is to set presets so that they can work for you and your pen tablet of your choice.
Tip, if a brush has unwanted edges, you can erase them to modify them. Try being random and chaotic when creating a stamp brush to paint rocks. Check out the video for a better understanding.
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Hello friends, here is a new article I’ve found online. These illustration tips might be very helpful to you especially if you’re a beginner and are looking to start sketching.
Sketching is a beautiful thing and almost all art, not just concept art starts with sketches. It is a very first step to creating something beautiful that anyone can be envious of. If you’re a concept artist, you will spend probably 90%+ of your time actually sketching. Anything from character, vehicle, landscape, creatures to props design. All of it starts with initial ideas being transferred onto paper. These 6 pro tips are actually pretty good. It talks about which sketchbooks to get and other tools that you will need in your arsenal. If you are looking for a how to tutorial, then this article isn’t for you. None the less, I think these tips are valuable to anyone starting out in the illustration or concept art field.
Sorry I’ve been away for a while and haven’t done anything new. Today I would like to give you a new video tutorial. In this tutorial I will show you a quick and easy way of creating a brush that’s really good when it comes to painting mountains, islands and everything else that has to do with sharp edges. If you’ve been struggling with painting sharp edge objects then this tutorial will help you out. Need to add texture as well? This tutorial will show you that as well and it’s very easy. Check out the video, like it, share it, subscribe to my youtube channel and thank you.
In this painting tutorial by Charlie Bowater, you’ll get to discover the types of brushes he uses for painting skin in Photoshop and the reason he prefers them. Afterwards you can go and create your own brush. The only bad part about this article is that it doesn’t show you exact brushes and or settings you’ll have to figure that out on your own. Hope it helps.
I know that a lot of people struggle to draw realistic clothing and creases and this short written tutorial from Creative Bloq might help you out with it. In order for clothing to look believable you need to know how the physics work of clothes and how they fall over or wrap around the subject as well as how they fold. Once you know that, it’s just the matter of making fabric look realistic. Hope it works.
Just got myself the new painter x3 and it has this perspective tool which is absolutely amazing. No matter how good or bad you are at doing perspective drawings, this tool will make you a pro! Check out this hour long concept art tutorial as well as how to use this perspective tool.
Finally a real time concept environment painting done by Feng Zhu over the image plates of Oblivion and Morrowind games. In this tutorial, he takes previously mentioned images and updates them with more detail to accompany today’s technology and ability to provide more detail in video games.