Concept car design

In this tutorial we are going to practice some painting techniques and design a car concept.



For this one I will be using Photoshop CS2 along with my Wacom tablet.



So let’s begin with this.



Concept car design

Start by just selecting a circle using Round Marquee Tool.



Concept car design

Copy the selection into a new layer. Stroke the layer using Stroke in layer styles.



Concept car design

Then copy the stroked layer. Now it is possible to change the wheel base of our vehicle.



Concept car design

I will draw some lines to search forms better; just some mere straight lines.



Concept car design

Now as I’ve noticed the rendering of the wheels is usually done in the end of all the concept design, but I will make it right now.



Select the whole wheel layer not to cross the border while rendering.



Concept car design

For this operation I will use a Soft Brush.



Concept car design

Now make a selection that is about rim size and tap delete, deleting all that says within the selection area.



Concept car design

Looks quite ok.



Concept car design

Do the same with rear end wheel.



Concept car design

I’m also making a rim pattern here.



Concept car design

The rim itself was painted on a new layer so just merge the rim and the tire; real set and front set.



Concept car design

In the eng you should get 2 painting layers instead of 4.



Concept car design

I will also make some more rim details here using small rough brush with Size Jitter set to pen pressure.



Concept car design

Now select basic rough edge brush and begin to paint basic shape of the vehicle (on a new layer of course).



Concept car design



Concept car design

I will change the brush but it is not so important when you are building just a silhouette.



Concept car design



Concept car design

It seems we’ve managed to create a shape that looks like a beach buggy or something like this.



Concept car design

Now let’s do some rendering here.

Select this are and pain in it.



Concept car design



Concept car design

Continue to work with shadow/highlights.



Concept car design

Ad some details on the fly if you can.



Concept car design



Concept car design

Zoom
in – Zoom out – it is very important when working
digitally, because you don’t see the whole picture, you
always zoom in to work on some details, well if you have something like
25 inch monitor don’t read that.



Concept car design

Working on some details.



Just check the picture to see the progress.



Concept car design



Concept car design

Now choose a softer brush with all the settings in Shape dynamics are set to pen pressure.



Concept car design



Concept car design

And we will also use basic rough 1px brush to paint some borders.



Concept car design



Concept car design



Concept car design



Concept car design

In industrial and car design usually use paths to create perfect edges to render some details. So create this king of path.



Concept car design



Concept car design

Turn it into a selection. It still has perfect edges.



Concept car design

Render the colors inside the selection. Or copy the layer into a separate layer.



Concept car design

I will also apply some layer styles to this small object.



Concept car design



Concept car design



Concept car design

I will add some black to the rear end of the vehicle (on a new layer).



Concept car design

And erase back some parts.



Concept car design

Erase the edges for good.



Concept car design



Concept car design



Concept car design

I’m using the eraser to maybe change a little it some shapes of the car.



Concept car design



Concept car design



Concept car design

And we are finished with that.



The background effect was made by Shape transformed basic round rough edged brush.



Scattering is set to Pen Pressure; Opacity Jitter is set to Pen pressure. Size and Shape jitter is also set to pen pressure.



And, so, enjoy my concept. Will be better next time.



Concept car design



Concept car design

Enjoy and try it!

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