Resources

Here are some useful resources that will help you realize your 360° drawing. Of course, if you have one or more useful resources to share, do not hesitate to send them to me. To thank you, I will indicate in the resource your name and a link to your web page 😉

Developing skills

Learn about digital painting

Digital Painting School

Digital Painting School is a great online school to learn digital painting (in french). It opened in 2016 and has a very active community. Gaétan, alias Spartan, offers quality content.

I recommend it to you at 1000%!

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gratuit & payant

Learn how to draw 360°

360 DRAWING

360-drawing is a platform for:

  • Learn and develop skills in 360° illustration
  • Work on paid projects
  • Become known
  • Discover 360° projects
  • Make new contacts
  • Find a 360° illustrator for your project

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free & paying

Jama Jurabaev

Jama Jurabaev is a professional concept artist, illustrator and mattepainter working for the film and gaming industry in London.

He makes tutorials to learn to draw 360°.

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paying

Plugins

Flexify 2

A very useful Photoshop plugin for 360° image design, especially for nadir and zenith.

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paying

Share your 360° drawings

ArtStation

ArtStation is a platform for sharing 2D and 3D creations, which since March 2017 allows the sharing of 360° illustrations.

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free & paying

Illustration 360 – Facebook page

As the name suggests, this Facebook page regularly shares 360° illustrations.

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gratuit

Kuula

Kuula is an online platform that allows you to download, edit and share your 360° images.

Simply drag its image into the browser for instant rendering!

It is also possible to hide certain projects and make them accessible exclusively via a private link. This is convenient for client projects.

My illustration “Where is Waldo?” Was visited 439135 times on Kuula. It’s up to you to beat this record;)

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gratuit

Panopainting – Facebook Group

This group is for people interested in creating panoramic 360° illustrations. Members share their creations and support new entries that begin in 360° digital painting.

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gratuit

Roundme

Roundme is a platform for publishing 360° images and creating virtual tours. What I like about this platform is the possibility of linking the 360° panoramas between them and adding interactivity: hotspots, sounds, welcome image.

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gratuit & payant

Software

Convert to 360° panorama

Hugin

Hugin is primarily a software for assembling panoramic photos. However it will also allow you to convert non-panorama images to pan format. This can be useful for creating your 360 ° artwork.

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free

Drawing 360°

3D COAT

3D Coat allows you to draw directly into a sphere and thus to realize a 360 ° illustration. It supports layer management and symmetry.

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paying

Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is a professional photo editing and digital painting software very close to Photoshop (it is possible to load your favorite brushes there). It is very powerful and has the advantage of integrating the 360° view!

There is no demo available but, if you are not satisfied, you can request a refund within 14 days after your purchase.

To test it is to adopt it! 🙂

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payant
Associated Resources
360° Beach

Practice 360° drawing using this image as a working basis. It is a 3D rendering that I realized on Daz Studio.

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free
360° perspective grid

I created this perspective grid to help you realize your 360° illustrations.

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free

Panopainter

Panopainter is a software designed especially for the 360° illustration. Its creator is Omar Mohamed Ali. The software is available in portable version and weighs only 35 MB.

Panopainter supports layer management (up to 7), stylus pressure, custom brush, color mix, pitch and brush flow.

Its advantages are its simplicity of use and its perfect management of 360° view.

Note: When using H, you can see all available shortcuts. The taking of the slaps is in reverse order compared to Photoshop.

Link to the resource

gratuit
Associated Resources
360° Beach

Practice 360° drawing using this image as a working basis. It is a 3D rendering that I realized on Daz Studio.

Link to the resource

free
360° perspective grid

I created this perspective grid to help you realize your 360° illustrations.

Link to the resource

free

Photoshop

The famous Photoshop software does not officially integrate 360° view management. However, with a bit of tinkering, it is possible to realize a 360° illustration from A to Z … and without plugin.

The advantage in using Photoshop in the creation of a 360° illustration is to be able to benefit from all its functionalities in terms of management of layers, masks, brushes, etc.

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paying
Associated Resources
Tuto : Draw 360° images from A to Z, only on Photoshop

Join to receive a free video-based training and be notified by email when the complete program is available.

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free & paying
Flexify 2

A very useful Photoshop plugin for 360° image design, especially for nadir and zenith.

Link to the resource

paying
360° Beach

Practice 360° drawing using this image as a working basis. It is a 3D rendering that I realized on Daz Studio.

Link to the resource

free
360° perspective grid

I created this perspective grid to help you realize your 360° illustrations.

Link to the resource

free

Get 360° renderings with 3D

3ds Max

3DS MAX is a 3D modeling software that allows to obtain a 360° rendering of a 3D scene. 360° 3D rendering can be a good working basis for the design of its 360 ° illustration.

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payant

Blender

Blender is a 3D modeling software that allows to obtain a 360° rendering of a 3D scene. 360° 3D rendering can be a good working basis for the design of its 360 ° illustration.

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gratuit

Daz Studio

DAZ 3D Studio is a 3D modeling and animation software oriented mainly for the character design which allows to obtain a 360° rendering of a 3D scene. 360° 3D rendering can be a good working basis for the design of its 360 ° illustration.

This is the software I used to perform the pose of the characters in the Pop Shop invasion illustration.

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gratuit & payant

Reading 360° content

GoPro VR Player

GoPro VR Player is a 360 degree video and photo player for desktop computers.

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gratuit

Source files

360° Beach

Practice 360° drawing using this image as a working basis. It is a 3D rendering that I realized on Daz Studio.

Link to the resource

free

360° perspective grid

I created this perspective grid to help you realize your 360° illustrations.

Link to the resource

free