2.5D Compositing for Concept & Illustration

Marisa Erven, Art Director/Concept Artist

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5 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      1:15
    • Basics of KeyShot for Compositing

      3:41
    • 2.5D Setup in Photoshop

      6:02
    • Compositing the Scene in Photoshop

      10:15
    • Finishing Touches

      17:15

About This Class

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Welcome to 2.5D Compositing for Concept & Illustration.
Looking forward to having you as a part of the class!

What is 2.5D?
The combination of 2D and 3D elements within an image or scene.

Why 2.5D?
Combining 2D and 3D elements in a single image creates a flexible, expedited workflow for digital paintings.

What will we learn?
The class will take you through the 2.5D Compositing process for Concept and Illustration.

It includes how-to breakdowns of digital painting and sketching in Photoshop, taking you from start to finish through the 2.5D compositing process to see the image results.

Even without 3D access, you can use these skill sets to achieve fantastic results, when done with a strong grasp of traditional perspective, or rights-free photo use.

What is the class project?
You will be provided images to use as a base to build your own fantasy image from. By the end, you will add your own style and voice to the final piece! Some prior knowledge of Photoshop recommended.


Software Used
Adobe Photoshop
KeyShot (or similar 3D rendering engine)
Google Nik Collection (optional)
GREYCstoration (optional)

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Marisa Erven

Art Director/Concept Artist

Siren Cove Studios is an art production studio based in Seattle, Washington. We specialize in Intellectual Property creation, Concept Design, and Visual Development.

I personally have over 6 years of experience as a Concept Artist and Illustrator, thriving on bringing beauty and story to life through art. Prior work also includes consulting and art direction to multiple teams with the creation of new Intellectual Properties.

During downtime, I enjoy sunshine, tr...

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