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New Course: Creating Animal-Inspired Fantasy Creatures

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What You'll Be Creating

In our latest course, Creating Animal-Inspired Fantasy Creatures, you'll learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create two animal-inspired fantasy creatures. 

What You’ll Learn

Starting with realistic animal design principles, you will learn how to incorporate animal design into a believable fantasy creature. Then you will learn how to use photos to give texture to your fantasy creature and bring it to life for movie, video game or even television productions!

Tuts+ instructor Char Reed will show you the full process for creating two fantasy creatures: a gryphon and a werewolf. Along the way she'll give you tips on animal anatomy, how to use references to inform your art, and how to use photo textures to create a more realistic-looking creature.

Here are some free lessons from this course, as a preview of what you can expect:

Werewolf Anatomy

Before beginning your werewolf, you need to learn a bit about wolf and human anatomy.

Adding Lighting Effects

Lighting effects are vital to how realistic your painting will be. So in this video you'll learn how to add convincing lighting effects. 

Adding Photo Textures

Now you will learn how to add photo textures and see how they can help create a realistic-looking fantasy creature.

You can take our new course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements. For a single low monthly fee, you get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.

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