By Don Seegmiller
Electronic personality portray utilizing Photoshop CS3 is a brilliantly illustrated, full-color e-book that mixes either the basics of personality layout and the abilities of electronic portray. thoroughly up to date utilizing Photoshop CS3 because the basic instrument, the ebook information the best way to create characters that elicit particular feelings and the way to superbly render these characters through utilizing traditional portray talents to electronic instruments. Written for either the pro specialist and aspiring artist alike, electronic personality portray utilizing Photoshop CS3 explores the most important ideas of layout and divulges easy methods to increase conventional abilities and practice them to electronic artwork to be used in video games, movie, animation, and different advertisement productions. utilizing sensible tutorials, the publication covers uncomplicated talents akin to price, edges, colour, texturing, and light-weight, after which strikes directly to educate in-depth thoughts on particular beneficial properties together with eyes, face, garments, hair, and fur. no matter what your ability point, you can find useful rules and methods to use for your craft and that can assist you enhance and create masterful works of electronic artwork! gains: - offers a totally up-to-date, appealing, complete colour consultant to personality layout and computing device artwork utilizing Photoshop. - presents functional insights into the right way to grasp Photoshop CS3 as a robust portray instrument, together with tips on how to customise the brushes to accomplish the absolute best effects. - makes a speciality of studying creative talents that may be utilized to various 2nd and 3D courses, with an emphasis on Photoshop CS3. - Teaches the right way to mix conventional inventive values with present day snap shots software program. - incorporates a CD-ROM with the figures and records for the tutorials within the ebook, in addition to a QuickTime motion picture displaying how a portray is created.
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If it helps, write down the different things that you are considering combining and make choices from the list. Combine organic and inorganic elements. Combine geometric and organic shapes. Transferring Characteristics Try transferring the characteristics from one object to another. This is a simple concept. Transfer characteristics from an inorganic object to an organic one. Or try transferring the characteristics from something mechanical to a plant. Transferring characteristics is about transferring the physical as well as the not-so-physical attributes between objects and characters.
30 Digital Character Painting Using Photoshop CS3 Using Combinations Combining differing elements has always been one of the sparks that fires an artist’s imagination. Who would have thought to combine a horse with a human? Combine any number of differing elements and see what is possible. This strategy is similar to the wordplay method we discussed earlier in this chapter in that you are combining ideas. If it helps, write down the different things that you are considering combining and make choices from the list.
No wonder the characters lack life. Every character needs to have expression, and the majority of that expression is found in the face and body language. A good way to practice drawing facial expressions is to revert to the most basic elements that drive an expression: Chapter 3 Expanding on Your Ideas When Creating the Character 29 the eyes, nose, and mouth. As quickly as possible, draw a series of expressions using only lines for the facial features. Some of them will be garbage, but some will look like something.