Live Demo: Creating a Fantasy Portrait with Photoshop - S6204

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  • Karla Ortiz

    Karla Ortiz

    Illustrator, Concept Artist, The Art of Karla Ortiz


Concept artists working in the entertainment industry bring fantasy worlds to life using Adobe tools. Join award-winning artist Karla Ortiz, a master of reinterpreting the real world into fantasy while keeping it believable who has worked on popular properties like Magic: The Gathering, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange. Discover Karla’s tips and tricks as she paints a fantasy portrait live in Photoshop.

In this inspiring session, you’ll learn:

  • How to use Photoshop to paint beautiful artwork
  • Techniques to capture the human face in an accurate portrait
  • How to leverage photo references for inspiration and visual information
  • Methods to get past the constraints of reference and add creativity

Technical Level: General Audience

Type: Session

Category: How To, Inspiration

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design, Video

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Game Developer, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Print Designer, Illustrator