Digital Character Painting Using Photoshop CS3 (Graphics by Don Seegmiller

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 talents of electronic portray. thoroughly up to date utilizing Photoshop CS3 because the basic device, the booklet info find out how to create characters that elicit particular feelings and the way to fantastically render these characters through using traditional portray talents to electronic instruments. Written for either the professional specialist and aspiring artist alike, electronic personality portray utilizing Photoshop CS3 explores the foremost rules of layout and divulges tips to improve conventional talents and observe them to electronic paintings to be used in video games, movie, animation, and different advertisement productions. utilizing sensible tutorials, the booklet covers easy abilities reminiscent of price, edges, colour, texturing, and light-weight, after which strikes directly to educate in-depth recommendations on particular good points together with eyes, face, garments, hair, and fur. no matter what your ability point, you can find functional principles and strategies to use on your craft and that can assist you increase and create masterful works of electronic paintings! positive aspects: - offers a totally up to date, appealing, complete colour consultant to personality layout and machine artwork utilizing Photoshop. - offers functional insights into tips to grasp Photoshop CS3 as a strong portray device, together with the best way to customise the brushes to accomplish the very best effects. - makes a speciality of studying creative abilities that may be utilized to quite a few second and 3D courses, with an emphasis on Photoshop CS3. - Teaches the way to mix conventional creative values with contemporary portraits software program. - incorporates a CD-ROM with the figures and documents for the tutorials within the e-book, besides a QuickTime motion picture exhibiting how a portray is created.

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Does one dominate, or do all of them think and react alike? • How many arms are there, and where are they positioned? • Does your character have wings? If so, what kind? Are they like those of a bat, bird, or insect? Are they fin-like? • Does your character have a tail? Does it have more than one, and where are the tails located? • Is anything extra attached to the character? • How and what does the character eat? Is the character a carnivore and kind of scary, or a mild-mannered and gentle herbivore?

The humor in satire is almost always aggressive and critical with the purpose of entertaining or scolding while delivering its message. Political cartoonists are experts at using satire with a character. Using Parody Parody is one step beyond satire and needs the viewer’s knowledge of the subject to work. Parody can simply entertain like humor, try to educate or scold like satire, or try to do both. For the parody to work, the audience must be familiar with the original subject and be able to see the similarities between both the original and the changed version.

Realistically evaluate what you have done. If you follow these five steps (or some modification of their basic premises), you will almost be guaranteed success as you design your characters. In the next chapter, we will discuss specific ideas and methods for coming up with ideas for your characters or improving ideas that you may already have. This page intentionally left blank CHAPTER 3 EXPANDING ON YOUR IDEAS WHEN CREATING THE CHARACTER 19 20 Digital Character Painting Using Photoshop CS3 T his chapter is about ideas—where they come from and how to develop the ones you have.

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