Painting lava surface background in Photoshop. This is another concept art piece that I just added background onto the existing character concept art that I already did for clients. Similar to the previous two post on painting rock and water and painting cloud. I will not explain much in this introduction.
I used Photoshop in most of my painting both work and personal. Tablet is also essential and you should have one whether you are amateurs, seasonal, or serious painters. I prefer Wacom tablet.

Below is a finished painting of a volcanic underworld scene with a demon character.

painting lava background Photoshop

painting lava background Photoshop

Watch the video tutorial, how to paint lava in Photoshop.
**video is uploading, coming soon**

Below are step by step how to paint lava in Photoshop tutorial.  Step one, I paint simple shapes of lava river and rocks for background.  Step two, since I tilt the angle of the background in the final, it is really difficult to paint.  So I tilt it into horizontal position so it is a lot easier to put lighting and detail in.  Step three, I define more light and shadow.  Step four, I added texture onto rocky area and hot river of lava.  Step five, define hot area then add smoke and steam.  Step six, clean up and finish the illustration.  If this tutorial is a bit too hard and too confusing for you, you probably have not been to this blog before. Please look around for more tutorial that will suit your need.  There will be a lot of easier ones you can watch then you will get the idea of how to get to this one.   Peace!

how to painting lava in photoshop

how to painting lava in photoshop

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About The Author
- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.


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