How to create a suit of armour in Photoshop

Use real-time mirroring to keep your designs symmetrical

Use real-time mirroring to keep your designs symmetrical

When I need to come up with a suit of fantasy armour I prefer working fast and loose at the start, and tightening up the piece once I've established the overall silhouette. I usually start with a pre-existing paper-doll 3D model, and take that into a painting program that features real-time mirroring of your strokes, such as Painter, SketchBook Pro or Alchemy. I prefer Alchemy because its simplicity prevents me from getting too detailed early on.

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