Etusivu / fi / Hakijalle / Avoin AMK / Koulutuskalenteri

2D Background Design for Games

5 op

Kuvaus
The course is pre-recorded and designed to suit your own schedule,
a minimum of 4 weeks is recommended to complete the course.
Application period 5.10-30.10.20

Course Structure and Teaching Methods

During this course you will learn the steps required to make a professional-looking
2D background for a Platform game. Each stage follows the design process that an
industry 2D artist Uses in their daily workflow. The artists' background includes the
mobile companies Rovio and Frogmind. The course is aimed at complete beginners
and the structure is as follows:
• Artists workflow
• Introduction to Vectors
• Composition & Colour Theory
• Using reference for game projects
• Black and white thumbnails sketching
• Colour Studies
• Mockup screenshot creation
• Background asset design


Course Objectives

• Using value, depth and readability to construct a 2D Background
• Applying colour theory to asset creation and to create mood
• Use shape language to brainstorm different concepts
• Adapt professional game artist workflow: Research, sketching
and final execution to game graphics

Student Outcomes
• Plan, iterate and execute a 2D background with the use of reference
• Create readable thumbnails sketches in black and white and colour
• Construct consistent 2D background elements in terms of colour and shape
• Analyze a 2D Background in terms of value, colour, depth and shape
Teaching Methods:
• Pre-recorded video lectures
• Individual learning & Assignments
• Private Discussion Channel:
The Discussion channel is used for students to discuss the course, share work and give
peer to peer feedback. Basic advice will be shared by the organizer but personal
1-1 feedback is not included.

Software Required: Adobe Photoshop CC Recommended

1-month license: https://www.adobe.com/fi/creativecloud/plans.html
price: €24.79 (If you are a full-time student it is discounted)

The course uses Photoshop so a basic monthly license is recommended for the duration of
one month. Basic knowledge of how to use the Photoshop interface is needed you can get
this for free on the Adobe site: https://helpx.adobe.com/fi/photoshop/get-started.html

Free alternative software such as Krita.org and Photopea.com can be used but video content
is recorded in Photoshop. (Software needs basic digital painting and vectors ability.)

Hardware required:

A basic digital drawing tablet is highly recommended for the course:
https://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/71177/mjfrx/One-by-Wacom-Small-piirtopoyta
price: €39.30
* If you cannot afford this then sketching on paper, photographing and colouring in
Photoshop is recommended.
Course assessment: Pass/Fail
Organizers: Nick Sweetman (Game Art Co.)
Pre-recorded video content by: Maureen Lukito & Nick Sweetman
Ajankohta
5.11.2020 - 15.12.2020
Ilmoittautuminen
Application to the course https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/76F9A1283A124B90
Lisätietoja
Haku alkaa
5.10.2020
Haku päättyy
30.10.2020
Opintojen taso
AMK
Koulutusala
Tekniikan ala
Toteuttava yksikkö
Yhteistyökumppani
Koulutuksen toteutuspaikka
Verkko-opinnot, aikataulutetut
Opetusmuoto
Verkko-opinnot
Hinta
5 ECTS 75€
Yhteystiedot
nick.sweetman@gmail.com
Suoritustapa
Teaching Methods:
• Pre-recorded video lectures
• Individual learning & Assignments
• Private Discussion Channel:
The Discussion channel is used for students to discuss the course, share work and give
peer to peer feedback. Basic advice will be shared by the organizer but personal
1-1 feedback is not included.
Oppimateriaali
Aika ja paikka
Edeltävät opinnot
Opettaja
Nick Sweetman
TLO
Arviointi
Tutor
Opiskelua tukeva toiminta
Esteettomyys
Opintokokonaisuuden opinnot
Liitetiedostot
Arkistointipaiva 30.10.2020
Julkaisupäivä 5.10.2020
Muokattu 29.9.2020 14.00.57