Tutorial: Quickly Photoshop an Overgrown Post-Apocalyptic Scene with PixelSquid

As digital art becomes more ubiquitous, working digital artists often need to iterate on concepts at high speed. Video game 2D artist and student Camilo Polanco shows us how he uses PixelSquid objects to create a fully fleshed out post-apocalyptic mood piece, complete with aged ruins and overgrown flora, without the hassle of clipping and masking leaf-by-leaf. Read on to …

CyberGirl_Final by exocarmine

Tutorial: Professional Grade Sci-fi Design

You may recognize Shaun Jonas’ futuristic sci-fi style from our most recent favorite new compositions newsletter. As a full-time graphic designer, Shaun uses PixelSquid to continue to improve his already excellent digital art skills. “It just allows my imagination to go wild with all the amazing 3D content and possibilities to create something spectacular. I use this tool most of …

Tutorial: PixelSquid for Graphic Design

PixelSquid is an excellent tool for building a wide range of imagery without the hassle of searching for and preparing the perfect reference image. In this latest edition of our tutorial series, graphic designer and self-proclaimed nonsense-tamer Ingo Lindmeier, aka spiel-sinn, uses PixelSquid objects to create advertising-grade imagery. This piece titled, “Guitaffe” is part of his Haushaltstier series.   1. …

Composite from Scratch in Photoshop Like a Pro

Watch Photoshop design pro, Shaun Ryken, in action as he uses the PixelSquid Photoshop extension to build a full composition nearly from scratch! Shaun uses a myriad of PixelSquid objects to create his underwater fantasy titled, Game Changer. Check out the videos below where we’ve marked some important steps in Shaun’s design process. Want to follow along? Many of the …

Windy Day concept art by Kenny Callicutt

Creating Professional Keyframe Concept Art with PixelSquid

PixelSquid has so many uses for hobby artists and professional artists alike! This month, we sat down with film and video game concept artist, Kenny Callicutt, for a short Q&A, and a walkthrough of his creative process. His humorously titled piece, “Windy Day” uses a combination of 3D modeling, PixelSquid objects, and Photoshop paint-over to conceive a post-apocalyptic character, vehicle, …

Tutorial: Release The Kraken by 8thDamon

Hi guys, my name Renato Prkic. I’m here to show you a very easy way  to implement several PixelSquid objects into your photos to create a stunning edit that will catch everyone’s attention. Before we start, I should say that this is extremely easy to make and you don’t need anything more than basic Photoshop knowledge. We’re going to be …