Write your awesome label here.

Color Sketch in Photoshop: California Sundown

Tayler Olivas will show you how simple it is to sketch in Photoshop from a photo reference!

Learn the basic process for using photographs to create a two toned-black & white sketch. Learn how to manipulate your reference photo, specifically the atmosphere and background.

Next, using a photograph of Heisler at Night, begin with a black and white two toned sketch and work to create a color sketch. Tayler will walk you through the subtle changes in value as well as how important it is to develop foresight. Artists can anticipate the patterns and various elements of a landscape subject, quickly identify them, and make quick choices in how best to convey them. These skills become important later on in plein air work.
  • Tayler Olivas

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Tayler Olivas

Tayler is a Visual Development Artist, Art Director, and professor in the film and games industry. Tayler's work has been showcased in numerous games, cinematics, and marketing materials for brands like Gucci, Team Fight Tactics, Spider-Man 2, Insomniac Games, Riot Games and Elodie. When not working on client projects, Tayler teaches at Laguna College of Art and Design in Southern California.

Tayler's expertise spans various digital media, including Adobe Photoshop CC, Blender, Zbrush, 3DCoat, Substance Painter, and Marmoset Toolbag, as well as traditional media like gouache, watercolor, oil paint, and markers (Copic and Prismacolor). Tayler holds a bachelor's degree in game art from Laguna College of Art and Design, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

More courses by Tayler

Try these next