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PHOTOSHOP DIGITAL PAINTING FROM A 3D STARTING POINT
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PHOTOSHOP DIGITAL PAINTING FROM A 3D STARTING POINT

This online workshop will run over a period of four weeks and incorporate over seven and a half hours of video footage, illustrating the process behind producing an initial 3D concept in SketchUp through to a finished digital painting in Photoshop.

Two videos will be available each week throughout the four week period and cover the process from start to finish.

This workshop is aimed at beginners through to intermediate users and will teach you how to use Google SketchUp in conjunction with digital painting, showing how a 3D scene can accurately establish a composition and help visualize an idea before beginning the painting itself.

Google SketchUp is an invaluable resource for 2D artists, offering intuitive modeling tools set within a coherent interface. It is a perfect starting package for those wishing to incorporate 3D into their artistic practice and is commonly used by concept artists worldwide as an effective way of setting up perspective, as well as allowing the freedom to experiment with the viewpoint compared to sketching with a brush.

It is important to note that although SketchUp is the example package being used, the principles described are equally applicable within any 3D context and as such are sympathetic to other software.

However for the purposes of this workshop we shall be using SketchUp as it is freely available and has a more accessible toolset for those not familiar with 3D environments. Although simpler than other packages, the tools on offer are more than adequate when creating a 3D concept with respect to digital painting.

The first three videos dedicate themselves to Google SketchUp and aim to introduce students to the interface and various toolsets before moving on to building the preliminary scene. From here we will follow the process used to construct the scene components and save out various masks in readiness for the painting process in Photoshop.

The subsequent five movies will focus on the numerous painting stages, from blocking in through to adding details and textural realism by way of photographic elements.

Workshop details
Software: Photoshop & Google Sketchup
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Tutor: Richard Tilbury
Price and Availability: 24 places at £159.99 (Approx $250)
Start Date: Monday September 3rd 2012
Duration: 4 weeks

Student Requirements
Candidates: Each student should have a working knowledge of Photoshop and preferably own a graphics tablet.

Please Note: Although SketchUp is the example package being used, the principles described are equally applicable within any 3D context and as such are sympathetic to other software.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EMAILED OVER ONCE WORKSHOP HAS BEEN PURCHASED.

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£159.99