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Cinematic Digital Illustration with Photoshop


Release date:2021

Author:Izzy Burton

Skill level:Beginner


Exercise files:Yes

Explore composition, color, and lighting to create compelling concept art inspired by photographic references
Through digital illustration, you can bring cinematic worlds to life. Creating those immersive universes is Izzy Burton’s specialty. She is a director, artist, and author known for her ability to tell stories through characterful illustrations. Izzy has worked on everything from film direction to children’s book illustration for clients including Cartoon Network, the BBC, McDonald’s, Nickelodeon, Disney Advertising, Lego, and Penguin Random House.

In this course, she shares the tools and knowledge needed to turn a photographic reference into a compelling piece of concept art using Photoshop. Dive into the world of digital illustration and create cinematic scenes inspired by your surroundings.

Dive into the world of digital illustration

Begin by getting to know Izzy, your teacher for this course. Discover her creative journey to becoming an artist along with the influences that have inspired her career, from music to nature.

Learn how to find a good photo reference for your illustration. Then dive into composition and the importance of values in building strong pieces of art. Izzy shares how to design with storytelling in mind before discussing color, lighting, texture, and bringing your imagined world to life through characters.

Select your photo reference and begin sketching your layout. Add texture and color, then learn how to work lighting into your image to focus the viewer’s eye. Discover all the details needed to make your scene tell a story. Then, breathe life into your illustration with lifelike objects like washing lines and plants before putting the finishing touches to your piece.

To finish the course, Izzy shares her advice for exporting your image and sharing it on a platform of your choice. She also discusses best practices for using social media as an artist before looking at how to challenge yourself and continue your artistic journey.

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  1. Bro please upload the course digital character design : draw protagonists with personality by Joel santana from domestika

  2. Hello admin! I get the following message each time I try to view a course: “Server Error in ‘/’ Application.
    The resource cannot be found.” Would it be possible to get it fixed, please? Thank you very much for the amazing work you are doing for us.

  3. Hello! Thank you for the course! I can’t watch the video #12 in part 3, also the #13… Can you check it, please?

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