From Speedpainting to Concept Art: Adobe Photoshop Custom Brush Techniques with David Levy
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(Sep 27, 2006)
In this DVD, David Levy demonstrates the Adobe Photoshop techniques that he uses to create environ- ments for the entertainment industry. He specifically reveals the custom brush creation techniques that have been perfected by a small group of passionate artists in Montreal. From two basic brushes, David shows you how to develop your own library of custom brushes that will allow you to gain speed and efficiency during your speedpainting process. Beginning with examples such as mountains, forests and clouds, David then leads you through the creation of a concept art painting, from rough sketches to a final piece with environment, vehicles and characters. Using texture brushes, you will then learn to refine and complete the painting without losing the original dynamism and composition of the sketch. This DVD includes the set of brushes that are created in the lecture, as well as the layered PSD files.
I've been watching the very innovative digital painting techniques David and his colleagues have been working on over the last several years with great interest. Having now employed the ideas into some of my own work I'm even more excited and eager to be able to offer to you his techniques through this newest DVD addition to our library. --Scott Robertson - Founder, Design Studio PressSee all Editorial Reviews
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I had to set my computer folders to "show hidden files" and extract the 16 separate Quicktime movies and view them independently from the DVD and its extravagant looking menu system, that doesn't seem to work at all for me. After 2 hours of messing with codecs, Quicktime installs and uninstalls I gave up, extracted the Quicktime movies and watched them independently from the DVD itself, direct from my hard drive. The overall experience hasn't been good from the start.
But David Levy is slowly making me forget all the hassle I've had to go through to dig out his great tutorials from this "DVD". The actual tutorials themselves are great, if you're savvy enough to find them, extract them, and play them, and his techniques are a wonder to watch. For anyone who wants to watch and learn a master at his craft create such wonderful work then the instruction he gives in these movies is for you. But beware! Getting to the movies themselves is almost has complex as the work this artist is showing you. It's not Mr. Levy's fault in anyway and it's too bad my experience has been so horrible with this "DVD", because what he himself has to offer is without a doubt worth the price of admission. But the hassle of getting Gnomon's media to run has been just too much for me to recommend this item to anyone else.
As for the previous reviewer's complaints about the content's coding on the DVD... well, he's not wrong, but that isn't David Levy's fault.