In this course we will give you the tools and knowledge to start creating awesome paintings. This is more about the principles of art in photoshop than actual painting techniques.
Lesson 1: Intro to Photoshop -
A rundown on the tools and techniques to get started on a painting.
Class 1: Quick Review of Photoshops interface
Class 2: Setting up our Canvas and your Tablet
Class 3: Scanning an image
Class 4: Brush settings and Brush Presets
Lesson 2: Lighting and Color
This Lesson we learn about light and color and how they function so we can create the best piece.
Class 1: Physics of light
Class 2: Light source, shadows and bounce light
Class 3: Color Theory
Lesson 3: Composition
Here we will learn how to make our images impactful, by character placement, Point of View(camera placement) and Lighting.
Class 1: Basic rule of thirds and focal point
Class 2: Learning about foreground, mid ground, and background
Class 3: Leading the eye
Lesson 4: Perspective and Depth In this class we cover illustrating 3D shapes using perspective. We will cover 1 point, 2
point, 3 point and 4 point perspective. We will also discuss how to create a sense of scale.
Class 1: What is perspective?
Class 2: 1 point perspective
Class 3: 2 point perspective
Class 3: The hard stuff 3 point Perspective
Lesson 5: Mood and Storytelling
In this lesson we will learn about how to use lighting and narrative elements to make our paintings tell a story.
Class 1: The message of Images
Class 2: How the environment, characters and weather tell stories
Class 3: Using colors to effect moods
Paul-Thomas Parnell is a Filmmaker/Artist/VFX professional form the USA who has been studying VFX for more than 10 years. He has a love for everything related to VFX, from the flashiest explosions to the subtly of object removal and chroma keying. He is here to teach everything he has learned.