While I'm still working on new entries for this blog I would like to share a new tool with you all for creating normalmaps in Photoshop.
Fellow artist Ron Kamphuis pointed me to a recently released tool created by Teddy Bergsman called nDo.
It's a set of scripts and actions that can be used in Photoshop to create normalmaps, it also allows you to easily convert shapes and brushwork to normal information without ever leaving Photoshop. After playing around with it for a bit I can see this is going to be a great addition to the existing tools out there and a big time saver in normalmap creation workflows.
Just head over to the nDo website to download the tool. To get you started Philip Klevestav made some great tutorials on how to set this up in Photoshop and how to use the tool.
So, thank you Ron for the heads-up, thank you Teddy for this great tool and thank you Philip for getting me started with it! This rocks!