Digital Painting Tutorials

Crossover Design Sketch Demo

Crossover Design Sketch Demo

A sketching demonstration by Sangwon Seok, who creates a marker render of a crossover in tilt-up view, and finalizes it in Photoshop.

Steering Wheel rendering tutorial

Steering Wheel rendering tutorial

In this visual walkthrough designer Chris Schuttera shows a quick technique for rendering a steering wheel in Adobe Photoshop.

Rendering techniques in Painter 12

Rendering techniques in Painter 12

In this video tutorial concept designer Dwayne Vance explains his digital painting process using Painter 12 and a Wacom Cintiq 21 UX, covering rendering materials and color variations.

BLAST: Photoshop layering strategy

BLAST: Photoshop layering strategy

A new walk through video tutorial covering the Photoshop layering strategy for a sci-fi illustration created for the book Blast.

Photoshop ship rendering layer overview

Photoshop ship rendering layer overview

A video tutorial by Scott Robertson, who gives an overview of a space ship rendering layer setup in Photoshop. From the book “Blast”.

Truck concept sketch: value block-in

Truck concept sketch: value block-in

In this video tutorial Scott Robertson shows the value block-in process and some quick layer strategies for rendering a matte sci-fi truck in Photoshop.

Rendering form with value

Rendering form with value

A video tutorial by Scott Robertson explaining an effective technique for exploring and rendering forms using greyscale values and the Dodge Tool in Photoshop.

Colorizing and weathering a car greyscale sketch in Photoshop

Colorizing and weathering a car greyscale sketch in Photoshop

A new video tutorial by Scott Robertson, who shares his techniques for colorizing and weathering a greyscale sketch in Photoshop. Includes a downloadable PSD file for reference.

Concept Car Sketch Jam

Concept Car Sketch Jam – Making Of

A visual “making of” of a project by automotive designer Olivier Gamiette, where a single concept is rendered using a variety of techniques, both analogue and digital.

Using Photoshop custom brushes for concept design

Using Photoshop custom brushes for concept design

A concept design video tutorial by Scott Robertson who shows how he uses custom brushes in Photoshop to explore new shapes and design directions and to quickly add details.

Introduction to Layers in Photoshop

Introduction to Layers in Photoshop – Part 1

A 7-minutes video where Arvind Ramkrishna gives an introduction to using layers in Photoshop for digital painting.

Futuristic Sketch Tutorial

Futuristic Sketch Tutorial

In this tutorial Bertone designer Giulio Partisani explains his technique for creating futuristic environments using custom brushes.

Dramatic Concept Art Tutorial

Dramatic Concept Art Tutorial

Concept artist David Levy explains how to paint a piece full of drama, using custom brushes to create a nuclear winter image.

Getting Your Painting to Read

Getting Your Painting to Read

A 1-hour video tutorial in five parts shot in real time that shows how to brainstorm ideas for digital paintings in a very fast way.

Digital Painting Tutorial by Noah Bradley

Digital Painting Tutorial by Noah Bradley

An awesome 1-hour video tutorial by concept artist Noah Bradley who shows the creation process of a full environment painting and shares some theory, tips and techniques on digital painting.

How to Create a Watercolor Painting in Photoshop

How to Create a Watercolor Painting in Photoshop

In this tutorial illustrator Dani Jones shows how to recreate the look and feel of a watercolor painting on Photoshop CS. Covered topics include how to create and select textures, brushes choice and settings.    

Making of By the Sea

Making of By the Sea

In this “making of”, Adrian Baluta shows the workflow process for creating a sci-fi image in Photoshop combining traditional painting and matte painting techniques.  

Digital Painting Composition Tutorial

Digital Painting Composition Tutorial

This article covers the most common principles on composition, applied to digital paintings.

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