Digital Painting Fundamentals in Photoshop
Light, Color, Composition, Depth, Perspective, Mood and Storytelling
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.