Painting Luminous Color in Photoshop - S361

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  • Nathan Fowkes

    Nathan Fowkes

    Concept Art lead, Entertainment Industry Artist, Consultant and Teacher


Join concept artist and feature animation veteran Nathan Fowkes as he demonstrates how to use Photoshop color tools and techniques to create luminous color in your digital paintings. Delve into the relationship between color hue, value, and saturation, while finding inspiration for your next project.

In this session, you'll explore:

  • Advanced color theory ideas for luminous color and light
  • Brush techniques for rich, layered color
  • Using brush color modes to enhance color choices
  • Using color overlays to create direct and secondary light sources

Technical Level: Intermediate

Session Type: Session

Category: How To

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Illustrator

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