Intro to architectural environment design

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In this tutorial, part 01 of a series on architectural environment design, you'll learn the 2D process I use to design and paint environments and more specifically architecture in Adobe Photoshop.

Starting from a simple 2 values composition sketch, you'll see how to slowly build up your rendering up to believably, using a well structured approach of organizing both the design and the painting process.

Main points covered:

  • Architectural environment design and design language thoughts
  • How to sketch in 2 values
  • Thinking perspective in terms of focal length
  • The benefits of solving the composition and the design early
  • Keeping layers organized for an easier rendering
  • Add details with photo textures
  • Integrate characters to bring life to an environment
  • Create a color mood
  • Understanding and applying brush work

Release Notes

Updated broken PSB file.

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Designing Architecture in 2D 02
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Painting a desert city in photoshop
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