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Gnomon Workshop Releases New Digital Painting DVDs

The Gnomon Workshop, in conjunction with Design Studio Press, has released two new training DVDs by renowned matte painter and concept designer Christian Lorenz Scheurer. Utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Lorenz Scheurer shares his techniques for executing high-concept painting, including architecture, vehicles and characters.

"Christian's work has contributed to several landmark projects ranging from THE FIFTH ELEMENT and FINAL FANTASY, to THE MATRIX and games such as EA's LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING," states Scott Robertson, producer for The Gnomon Workshop. "We are very excited to have Christian join our library with these two DVDs. Artists who are interested in learning valuable production techniques for utilizing Photoshop to execute digital paintings, for either pre or post-production work, will benefit from these lectures and demonstrations."

With these two titles, The Gnomon Workshop is also introducing a new format for its digitally produced Analog DVDs. Lorenz Scheurer's DVDs have been produced using high-resolution screen capture technology, allowing us to deliver his demonstrations using greatly enhanced image quality. Every tool, menu and technique is crystal clear in order to create an improved learning experience for the viewer.

DVD Descriptions:The Techniques of Christian Lorenz Scheurer - Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe PhotoshopOn the first DVD in this series, Christian introduces the fundamental techniques he uses to create digital concept paintings and matte paintings. In three exercises based loosely on digital photographs, he introduces the basic principals of digital painting in Adobe Photoshop. The first exercise demonstrates and illustrates three types of perspectives. The second exercise introduces painting with shape, showing different ways to create selections. In the last exercise, Christian demonstrates perspective and shape techniques, showing how to import light layers, and create separate foreground, midground and background elements. The DVD includes the photographic plates and additional bonus exercises.

The Techniques of Christian Lorenz Scheurer - Advanced Digital Painting in Adobe PhotoshopOn the second DVD in this series, Christian builds on the techniques he introduced in his first DVD (Introduction to Digital Painting in Adobe Photoshop®). He takes the viewer step-by-step through the creation of a high-end digital painting, which can be used as either the visual base for a digital matte painting, or for an advanced conceptual art presentation. Christian starts with a photographic plate and demonstrates how to create a complete high-concept painting, including architecture, vehicles and characters. He illustrates the shape approach and the concept of combinatory play as creative processes. Christian introduces you to the underlying thought process of high concept design, while giving you a hands-on demonstration of the mechanics of painting in Adobe Photoshop.

Since 2000, The Gnomon Workshop has provided artists and students with the educational resource DVDs in design, modeling, effects, animation, storytelling or matte painting. The Gnomon Workshop is the sister company of The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which provides professional-caliber visual effects instruction to students and professionals in Los Angeles, California. Visit for more information.

Design Studio Press is a specialty publisher that focuses primarily on original artistic works and educational books. Visit for more information.

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