Concept Art

Learn how to translate your ideas into physical reality.

Concept art can be defined as a form of illustration that is used to convey an idea before it is put into final production, although the skills learned can be used to produce finished art as well such as high end illustration and digital painting. It has application in film, game design, industrial design and other creative industries and can be used for anything from designing objects to developing characters, vehicles, scenes and environments.

Techniques covered in this course are conceptualising, sketching, building visual libraries, working in perspective, constructing basic anatomy and digital painting.

A large portion of the course is devoted to working in Photoshop and mastering digital painting techniques, from the fundamentals such as basic form construction and texturing to more complex ideas like working with color and light. Students will use graphic tablets to replicate class exercises driven by an experienced instructor in order to build up a solid set of fundamentals for more complex work. Students are then taught different workflows for completing concept art from start to finish including drawing based workflows and working with forms and silhouettes for speed.

This evening class is for the visually inclined. It is for anyone that would like to develop their visual awareness, imagination and upgrade their technical skills to help them visualise and render their ideas. It is for anyone that has marveled at digital art and now wants to take steps in creating their own.

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Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:


Course objectives

By the end of the course students will have usable knowledge of the following:

  • Building visual libraries
  • Conceptualising
  • Working in perspective
  • Basic anatomy construction
  • Digital painting techniques
  • Specialised industry tips and techniques
  • Different workflows to create concept art

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Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

Adobe Photoshop

Master the world’s most advanced image manipulation software

Adobe Photoshop is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily used for the creation and manipulation of pixel-based images, for instance in editing high detail photographs. Photoshop can be used for practically anything image related, which includes photo manipulation, image retouching and correction, special effects, digital illustrations or the creation of artwork starting with a blank canvas. Its uses extend from altering a facial expression or body shape, to creating a user interface or buttons for the web.

In this course, not only will you learn the Photoshop essentials, but some unique insights as to what you can achieve combining the various tools you learn. On its completion, you should feel comfortable using the software to edit and manipulate your own images as well as be able to create your own art. In a graphic design environment, Photoshop forms an essential part of the print design suite which includes Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat, although is also extensively used in a variety of different industries, wherever images need to be processed. It is considered by many to be one of the most popular products in the Adobe range.


Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:

  • Navigation and management of Photoshop documents
  • Editing documents & working with layers
  • Creating and using selections
  • Custom art creation
  • Image correction
  • Using adjustments to alter images
  • Create and edit text
  • Application of filters & styles
  • Specialised features such as Content Aware Scale, Auto-Align, Auto-Blend and Puppet Warp
  • Saving and exporting of the various associated file formats

Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.

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