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Introduction to Photobashing

Introduction to Photobashing

Introduction to Photobashing
Illustrating Backgrounds with CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO


Create impressive background illustrations combining multiple photos!


Photobashing is a technique that involves combining photographs with digital art to create illustrations. This manual will teach you how to do this from scratch! Easily learn how to create a composition, combine various photos and edit them to obtain specific effects, for example recreating the atmosphere of different seasons. With some creativity, you will be able to achieve stunning results with much less effort than drawing everything yourself!


The book contains instructions for Clip Studio Paint, but the techniques and tips can be reproduced with other graphics software such as Photoshop too.



Chapter 1: Painting software basics

The functions of Clip Studio Paint Pro / Custom brushes


Chapter 2: Photobashing basics

Composing a scene / Examples of layouts made with a few photos / Composing a scene mainly based on photos


Chapter 3: Using photos for parts

How to use photos as materials and their characteristics / Texture painting


Chapter 4: Editing photos to turn them into illustrations

Outline of photo editing and characteristics of each season / Spring / Summer / Fall / Winter


Chapter 5: Practical uses of photobashing

Adding details to an illustration / Compilation of techniques


    ■ by Zounose, Tsubura Kadomaru

    ■ 257 x 215 mm / 160 pages

    ■ Published in November 2016

    ■ ISBN: 9784798613345

    ■ Japanese title: フォトバッシュ入門 CLIP STUDIO PAINT PROと写真を使って描く風景イラスト

    Buy on Amazon Japan


    Rights sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea


    Graduated from Tama Art University, Zounose turned freelance after working in art design for a game company. He participates in the creation of anime, as well as character and background illustrations for social games, and has authored various drawing manuals.


    Tsubura Kadomaru has always loved drawing and sketching, and in middle and high school was the head of the school's art club. She protected the club, that had become a manga study group and Gundam get-together, and its members, raising creators who now work in the game and anime industry. She studied oil painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Tokyo University of the Arts at a time when film studies and contemporary art were thriving. She has authored, edited, and conceived dozens of drawing manuals.

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