Adobe Photoshop for Concept Art

By Nacho Yagüe
Concept artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/19/2017
, Concept artist

Become a concept artist for cinema or video games by learning how to use this essential art direction software

  • Domestika Basics 7 courses Best sellers Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (42)
  • 3703 students
Adobe Photoshop for Concept Art

Become a concept artist for cinema or video games by learning how to use this essential art direction software


  • Spanish with subtitles
  • 100% Positive reviews (42)
  • 3703 students
  • 7 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 54 Lessons (6h 15m)
  • 31 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 7 courses included

If you’ve always wanted to dive into the world of concept art, in this Domestika Basics you will learn to create amazing characters and worlds in Photoshop with the help of Nacho Yagüe, a concept artist with more than 16 years of experience. He has worked for well-known titles such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Unity, and Watch Dogs 2.

In a simple and easy to digest approach, you will discover the techniques and processes used by professionals to create an illustration or concept art of a character, step by step.

In the first course, you will start by understanding what a concept art piece consists of, differentiating the different types that exist and seeing examples of Nacho's work. He will explain how each piece fits into each production phase and finally, you will create a mood board that will serve as a starting point for your final project.

Then, you will learn the main Adobe Photoshop tools and go through its interface. You will learn to navigate a document, the keyboard shortcuts and see the most important tool panels in detail.

In the third course, you will learn to use the different menus that Photoshop has, specifically: File, Editing, Image, Selection, Filter, View and Window. From this base, you can start experimenting with real examples.

Next, you will start preparing the first sketches of your characters, but first you will see how to use the brush tool and how to create your own brushes.

You will learn more about one of the most important Photoshop tools: layers. You will get to know the panel, the layer organization, the masks and the versatility they offer by making changes to your sketch to understand how it works.

The sixth course of this Domestika Basics will be 100% focused on the completion of your concept art piece. First, you will see how you work in a video game studio and get down to work and finish your piece, starting from the linework, and going through color and lighting.

Finally, Nacho will give you some tips to present your project to clients and he will teach you how to give that magical touch to your future projects to achieve a professional finish.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra
    ⦁ Adobe Photoshop CC: You can download a free trial version on Adobe’s website.
    ⦁ No previous Photoshop knowledge is required
    ⦁ It is recommended to have a graphics tablet (Wacom or similar)


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Nacho Yagüe

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Concept artist

Nacho Yagüe began his career as a concept artist in different Spanish studios such as Tragnarion and GRIN, working on projects such as Wanted: Weapons of Fate. He continued his career at Ubisoft Barcelona as an art director and concept artist and, in 2011 he began his career abroad taking part in the development of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation in Ubisoft Sofia (Bulgaria).

Until 2017 he worked as a senior concept artist at Ubisoft Toronto, creating art for renowned video games such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Assassin's Creed Unity and Watch Dogs 2. Recently, he returned to Barcelona to join Gameloft as studio art director.


Contents

Course 1 – Concept Art Introduction

  • U1

    Presentation

    • Presentation
  • U2

    What is concept art?

    • What is concept art?
  • U3

    Mood Paintings

    • Mood Paintings
  • U4

    Environment Concept Art

    • Environment Concept Art
  • U5

    Design of props and vehicles

    • Design of props and vehicles
  • U6

    Character concept art

    • Character concept art
  • U7

    Reference Search

    • Reference Search
  • U8

    Practice: creation of a reference board

    • Practice: creation of a reference board

Course 2 - Getting to Know Adobe Photoshop

  • U1

    Graphics tablet settings

    • Graphics tablet settings
  • U2

    The workspace

    • The workspace
  • U3

    Navigation

    • Navigation
  • U4

    Work documents

    • Work documents
  • U5

    Tool Panel 1

    • Tool Panel 1
  • U6

    Tool Panel 2

    • Tool Panel 2
  • U7

    Tool Panel 3

    • Tool Panel 3
  • U8

    Practice: creation of a floating sphere

    • Practice: creation of a floating sphere

Course 3 - Menus and Other Options

  • U1

    Menu file

    • Menu file
  • U2

    Edit Menu

    • Edit Menu
  • U3

    Picture menu

    • Picture menu
  • U4

    Select menu

    • Select menu
  • U5

    Filter menu

    • Filter menu
  • U6

    View and Window menu

    • View and Window menu
  • U7

    Practice: adding a new element to an image

    • Practice: adding a new element to an image

Course 4 - First Sketches

  • U1

    The importance of the sketch

    • The importance of the sketch
  • U2

    Brushes

    • Brushes
  • U3

    The Mixer Brush

    • The Mixer Brush
  • U4

    Creation of a brush set

    • Creation of a brush set
  • U5

    Saving brushes with different settings

    • Saving brushes with different settings
  • U6

    Practice: preparing the sketch

    • Practice: preparing the sketch
    • Practice: preparing sketch 2

Course 5 - Layers

  • U1

    The versatility of Photoshop

    • The versatility of Photoshop
  • U2

    Introduction to the layer panel

    • Introduction to the layer panel
  • U3

    Layers Organization

    • Layers Organization
  • U4

    Taking full advantage of the layers

    • Taking full advantage of the layers
  • U5

    Layer masks

    • Layer masks
  • U6

    Clipping mask

    • Clipping mask
  • U7

    Adjustment layers

    • Adjustment layers
  • U8

    Layer styles

    • Layer styles
  • U9

    Practice: making changes to our character

    • Practice: making changes to our character

Course 6 - Creating a Professional Concept Art

  • U1

    How to work in a video game studio

    • How to work in a video game studio
  • U2

    Defining our character through the line

    • Defining our character through the line
  • U3

    Color 1

    • Color 1
    • Color 1 (part 2)
  • U4

    Color 2

    • Color 2
  • U5

    Layer Modes

    • Layer Modes
  • U6

    Polished

    • Polished
  • U7

    illumination

    • illumination
  • U8

    Texture application

    • Texture application
  • U9

    Last touches

    • Last touches

Curso 7 - Saving and Presenting Your Project

  • U1

    Tips to teach your projects

    • Tips to teach your projects
  • U2

    File Types

    • File Types
  • U3

    Reference Folder

    • Reference Folder
  • U4

    Materials Guide

    • Materials Guide
  • U5

    Practice: the importance of a good presentation

    • Practice: the importance of a good presentation

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Adobe Photoshop for Concept Art. A 3D, and Animation course by Nacho Yagüe Best sellers

Adobe Photoshop for Concept Art

By Nacho Yagüe
Concept artist. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 10/19/2017
  • 100% Positive reviews (42)
  • 3704 students