Digital Creations: Concept Art Objects & Effects with Photoshop

Hardy Fowler, Digital Artist

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9 Videos (1h 32m)
    • 1 equipmentetc

    • Rendering Metal 1

    • Rendering Metal 2 - Adding Interest

    • Rendering Wood

    • Rendering Jewels & Glass Containers

    • Armor

    • Pistol

    • Sword

    • Special Effects - Smoke, Fire & Lightning


About This Class

This class teaches fun and easy techniques for rendering various materials and objects commonly requested of concept artists. Students will be led through several simple exercises to get comfortable rendering realistic metal, wood, "jewels" and glass containers with Adobe Photoshop. After that, students choose from one of three simulated real world assignments: suit of armor, pistol or sword. Professionals seeking to become more efficient will find this course very valuable, but novices who want to paint cool armor or weaponry will enjoy it and will level up as well.

43 of 44 students recommendSee All

Very useful effects. I'm going to try and use them in some of my drawings.
Joseph Vallejo

Hello, my name is Joe!

One of the best classes for concept artists! Everything you need to start capturing the idea of rendering materials and create a portfolio piece. Great quick hacks on tools and effetcs. Thank a lot!
Maria Zatorska

Graphic Designer & Illustrator





Hardy Fowler

Digital Artist

Hardy Fowler is a professional illustrator living in New Orleans, LA. He works full time as a certified medical illustrator at MediVisuals Inc.

He also does extensive illustration and concept art work for entertainment and print industry clients (most notably Games Workshop - Warhammer 40K). His work has appeared in numerous digital art annuals including Exposé.

Hardy received his MS degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia and his undergraduate degree form Louisiana State University.