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Jan 29, 2015

LEVEL UP! WORKSHOP: Intro to Character Design in Photoshop

TAG’s Level Up! workshop series and awesome artist Xin Ran Liu present: an introduction to the world of character design and the mesmerizing variety of tools available in Photoshop. The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 29th at the TAG Atelier Project space (TAP).

by Xin Ran Liu


Together we’ll design a stylized character in Photoshop following an iterative process, starting for a simple silhouette and finishing with a graphic rendering style. We’ll focus on shapes, values and harmonized colour palettes.

REQUIREMENTS: please register here and then bring your laptop with Photoshop installed (trial version is ok!) and your drawing tablet for this follow-along workshop. Basic knowledge of Photoshop is recommended.

Xin Ran Liu is the Art Director and Co-Founder of Kitfox Games. He is a multifaceted artist proficient in illustration, concept design, animation and UI design, comfortable working in many styles and mediums. After work hours, Xin illustrates book covers and taught several art courses at Syn Studio.

WHERE? Concordia University, TAG Atelier EV 11.425
WHEN? January 29th, Thursday – 5:30pm to 7:30pm