Doom Photoshop Speed Art

Recreating Doom – Photoshop Speed Art

If you ever played the original Doom, or played the remake on iOS, you may appreciate this Photohop speed art video from Elemental79 on DeviantArt. Over the course of 8 days, and 35 hours, he recreated a classic 320 x 240 scene from Doom, into a 9600 x 7211 masterpiece! Check out the final image, as well as a time-lapse below!


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Source: YouTube

Final Result

Doom Photoshop Speed Art

From the Author:

“This is a remastered screenshot from the video game Doom. The original size was 320×240 and the final product is 9600×7211. This is the highest resolution Photoshop image I’ve done to date (although I’ve done higher 3d rendering).

It is commonly agreed upon by all of humanity that Doom was the greatest game ever made. Okay, maybe not everyone. Doom was a PC game made in 1993 by id software. It was created by John Carmack, John Romero, Adrian Carmack and Tom Hall as well as many others. This is actually not a direct scene from the game but a composite. The Doom guy has only 1 rocket left and a pinky demon stands between him and freedom. If he shoots he’s dead. These were some of the best moments in the game.

As you can tell the style matches closely to the original game, but with a slightly different perspective. I used a 3D rendering program to outline how things would appear in the scene to assure the perspective remained correct throughout the creation process.

The original image is 9600×7211 pixels and stored in 7 PSD files.”

  • RavinXFighter

    @IceflowStudios He is a Wunder of the Nature! And how long did he took to make this? And how did he do this highlight? #150Words #D:

  • RavinXFighter

    @IceflowStudios You could do a Tutorial of those Highlights. I always wanted to know how to do it, but my ways are also wrong 🙁

  • Jonathan Deitch

    I’d play that~

  • Hatem Saad Hsk

    woww! everything is perfectly accurate except the man face .. he had sharper expressions than that ..
    but totally awesome!

  • John P. Rosenskjold

    OMG that is talent-..
    And when do we get a tutorial for that? 😛

  • Paul Meulemans

    Why so quick. Please post a tutorial at normal speed

  • Marko Pavičić

    so fuckin awesome ….. 😀 …. The tutorial would be 12 years long 😀

  • יגל קוממי


  • Neil Caetano


  • Enrico Pau


  • Zach Westrick

    This is amazing.. just when I think I know Photoshop.

  • Damian Kubik


  • Ravin X-Fighter

    Zach westerick, that was what i thought!

  • Miguel Sanchez

    I am loving this

  • Miguel Sanchez

    is that one of the dudes from Rammstein as the character?

  • Ty Carrick


  • rand0m

    Firstly, that is amazing, and just sheer talent…. and so secondly…. it was supposed to be a ‘speedart’ so you can watch and admire it, not a tutorial … because sometimes, you just can’t teach talent like that!!!!

  • stella shannak

    why do you have to go so fast. like can you go zen mode.