How to create stylised game artwork

The art style of first-person survival video game Long Dark can be deceptively difficult to capture. The style from the video game can end up looking either too realistic or too whimsical. We want the player to feel like they’ve stepped into a world that feels familiar but also unique – a world both beautiful and dangerous. 

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll walk you through my process of capturing the style of the Quiet Apocalypse. 

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