Digital Painting Tutorials
A sketching demonstration by Sangwon Seok, who creates a marker render of a crossover in tilt-up view, and finalizes it in Photoshop.
In this visual walkthrough designer Chris Schuttera shows a quick technique for rendering a steering wheel in Adobe Photoshop.
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.
A new walk through video tutorial covering the Photoshop layering strategy for a sci-fi illustration created for the book Blast.
A video tutorial by Scott Robertson, who gives an overview of a space ship rendering layer setup in Photoshop. From the book “Blast”.
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.
A video tutorial by Scott Robertson explaining an effective technique for exploring and rendering forms using greyscale values and the Dodge Tool 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.
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.
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.
A 7-minutes video where Arvind Ramkrishna gives an introduction to using layers in Photoshop for digital painting.
In this tutorial Bertone designer Giulio Partisani explains his technique for creating futuristic environments using custom brushes.
Concept artist David Levy explains how to paint a piece full of drama, using custom brushes to create a nuclear winter image.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article covers the most common principles on composition, applied to digital paintings.