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Thumbnailing and Value Pass

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  • Software:Photoshop CS6  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

If you're going to create another world, be sure to lay solid groundwork first. 

Creating an environment can be intimidating and you'll need to think smarter instead of working harder to be as efficient as possible. So instead of jumping in and detailing everything and anything, break it down into simple thumbnails and values to create a strong composition. This will give you better clarity on which direction you need to take. 

This first part goes over just that. Anthony shows his initial footings into creating a new world.