Ed Lopez
I was born in Mexico City, worked and studied photography at Eastman Kodak while training in minilab management and traditional darkroom techniques. Now I am steadily growing in the freelance world on matte painting, digital art/illustration and even some 3d modeling.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Flat Earth Waterfall in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
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    From time-to-time, we like to feature the work of artists that we think are doing a fantastic job in their field. Recently, we introduced you to the work of Garrigosa Studio. One work in particular from their portfolio attracted quite a bit of attention from readers wanting to know if we could show them how to produce something similar.Read More…
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    Create an Apocalyptic City Street in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    Creating apocalyptic matte paintings of cityscapes using traditional stock photographs can be quite difficult. That is because artists have to remove any sign of an active, living, city before they can begin to produce the finished result. Read More…
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    Create an Alien Landscape in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
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    The Orion Nebula is so large and so bright that if you were standing on a planet orbiting a star inside it, the nebula would light up the sky, even in daylight. Read More…
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    Paint a Planetary Typhoon With Default Photoshop BrushesDesign and illustration
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    Digital painting has been called the last frontier of graphic design. This is because digital painting requires advanced knowledge Photoshop, drawing, and traditional painting techniques. Today’s premium tutorial will demonstrate how to paint an epic planetary typhoon using only a default set of Photoshop brushes. Read More…
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    Create Earthy 3D Typography in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
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    In today's tutorial we will demonstrate how to create an earthy 3D typographic piece using Photoshop's 3D tools.Read More…
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    Create a Cybernetic Woman in PhotoshopPreview
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    Photoshop can let us do some amazing things. In this long and detailed tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a cybernetic woman using a photo of a model and a few stock images. This content includes written and video content. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Create a Halo Inspired Ring World in PhotoshopDesign and illustration
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    Photoshop can be used to create all kinds of imaginary worlds. In today’s tutorial we will demonstrate how to create a ring world from the 1970’s Ring World novels by Larry Niven (and more recently from the Halo franchise) using some of the 3D tools available in Photoshop.Read More…
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    Create a Devastating Tidal Wave in PhotoshopPreview
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    Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create backgrounds for scenes that can't or don't exist in real life. In the early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today, modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or matte painting in general. In today's tutorial, Matte Painting 101: Create a Devastating Tidal Wave in Photoshop we will give New York City a break and will destroy London with a devastating tidal wave. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Matte Painting 101: Meteor ImpactsPreview
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    Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create backgrounds for scenes that can't or don't exist in real life. In the early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today, modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or matte painting in general.Read More…
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    Create a Planetary Asteroid ImpactDesign and illustration
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    While asteroids don’t slam into the Earth all that often, movie producers sure act like they do. We can all think up a few movies with similar plots. An asteroid is about to hit the planet and a group of heroes comes to save the day. Read More…
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    Matte Painting 101: Lighting FiresPreview
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    Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create backgrounds for scenes that can't or don't exist in real life. In the early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today, modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or matte painting in general.Read More…
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    Matte Painting 101: Basic Destruction TechniquesPreview
    Matte painting is a technique that filmmakers use to create backgrounds for scenes that can't or don't exist in real life. In the early days, matte paintings were actually painted onto glass. Today, modern filmmakers use digital applications such as Photoshop to produce the backdrops that they need. We have published many matte painting tutorials on this site meant for intermediate and advanced users. This tutorial is part of a series of tutorials that we will be publishing on this meant for those of you who may be relatively new to Photoshop or matte painting in general. Read More…