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By James Fritz | Friday, February 21, 2014

Create a train car in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Creating a train in Photoshop

Explore Pixel Playground at lynda.com.

This week Bert begins digging into the making of his digital painting “Damen,” which will be his focus for the next few episodes of Pixel Playground. Today’s tutorial shows how he created multiple train cars for the painting.

Bert deconstructs how he built the face of the train from a series of Photoshop layers. Next he takes a complete train and scales it into the proper perspective with a slight tilt to add a sense of movement on the tracks. And he wraps this week’s tutorial up by showing how to repeat this technique a few more times and create an even longer train.

Watch this week’s free movie on lynda.com, and check back next week for another installment of Bert’s “Damen” series, when he dives into the techniques he used to paint all the bolts and rivets holding together this realistic railway scene.

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