Digital Painting in Photoshop : A Beginner's Guide
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Digital Painting in Photoshop : A Beginner's Guide

Learn the Basics on How to Use Photoshop to Create Stunning Digital Art
4.4 (73 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
454 students enrolled
Created by Robert Marzullo
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to use the tools within Photoshop to create digital paintings efficiently and effectively.
  • You will learn how to adjust brush settings so that you can draw and paint more effectively within Photoshop.
  • You will learn popular shortcut commands to improve your speed when working inside of Photoshop.
  • You will learn how to properly use layers and groups to create dynamic pieces of digital art with ease.
  • You will be able to navigate through Photoshop and get to the tools you need with more precision.
Requirements
  • You will need Photoshop to follow along with this course.
  • You will need a tablet of some kind to explore most of these features.
Description

Welcome to my course, "Digital Painting in Photoshop - A Beginner's Guide."

This course is designed to help you feel comfortable with painting inside of Photoshop.  The lessons here are taught in an easy to understand way.  You will learn how to use the basic tools that you need to get up and running with your own digital painting process very quickly.  Photoshop has some extremely advanced capabilities but to utilize them, you must first master the fundamentals.  That is exactly what this course is created for.

Section 1 - The Introduction Video to this Course.

Section 2 - You will learn the interface of Photoshop and how to navigate through it efficiently.  You will learn many short cut commands as well as how the tools can be used from the perspective of an artist.  We will cover the main tools for digital painting such as layers and groups, blending modes, brush settings, file sizes, selection tools, quick mask, rulers and guides, dodge and burn tool, color balance, transform tool, hue/saturation, and the smudge tool.

Section 3 - In this course project you will work along side me in REAL-TIME as we create this space scene.  This way you can implement all of the tools we have studied and learn how effective they can be.  You will learn how to build up on the paint work to create depth.  You will learn how to apply texture with basic brush settings.  You will also learn how to study from reference and create your own painting.  That way you are learning from the world around you while using your own artistic abilities to create the work.

You will get a copy of the Layered Art File as well as my custom brush pack along with this course. ( Over 50 Custom Brushes! )

I am here if you have any questions about this course.  Feel free to contact me and let me know if you would like me to add any additional lessons.  It is my goal to make this course an amazing experience for all of my students.  It is my absolute honor to be your instructor and good luck with your studies!

In this course, you also have a Q+A Section where we will cover your questions.  I will respond back to any of your valuable requests by adding new video in the Q+A.  This will give you a more interactive learning experience with this course!


Robert A. Marzullo

Ram Studios Comics


Who this course is for:
  • Artists that would like to create drawings and paintings within Photoshop.
  • Anyone that wants to explore many of the dynamic tools for creative design within this program.
  • Beginners that are interested in learning how to create digital art.
Course content
Expand all 36 lectures 04:12:03
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:47

In this video you will find what to expect from this course.

Preview 01:47
+ Understanding the Program
19 lectures 01:25:55

In this lesson, you will learn what some of the major impacts are to file sizes and how to control your documents for improve speed.

Preview 09:58

In this lesson, you will learn how to move through your canvas. You will learn short cuts to move, rotate, and zoom.

Preview 03:11

In this lesson, you will learn how to access and use the selection tools within Photoshop.

Preview 06:00

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the "Quick Mask" feature as well as the "Feathering" option on your selections.

Using Quick Masking and Feathering
04:04

In this lesson, you will learn how to create and organize your "Layers and Groups."

Layers and Groups
05:52

In this lesson, you will learn how to control some of your "Brush Settings" to get a pencil or drawing style brush.

Brush Settings - Part 1 - Pencil Brush
07:55

In this lesson, you will learn how to control some of your "Brush Settings" to get a painting style brush.

Brush Settings - Part 2 - Paint Brush
05:32

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the "Eraser Tool".

The Eraser Tool
01:50

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the "Paint Bucket Tool."

The Paint Bucket Tool
02:37

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the "Gradient Tool."

The Gradient Tool
04:36

In this lesson you will learn how to adjust the settings  and blend paint with the "Smudge Tool."

The Smudge Tool
03:03

In this lesson, you will learn how to control highlights and shadows by using the "Dodge and Burn" tool.

The Dodge and Burn Tool
04:15

In this lesson, you will learn how to create your colors with the "Color Picker."

The Color Picker
03:01

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the various "Blending Modes."

Blending Modes
04:28

In this lesson, you will learn how effective the "Lock Transparent Pixels" tool can be when painting.

The Lock Transparency Feature
04:05

In this lesson, you will learn how to make quick color adjustments by using the "Hue/Saturation" slider.

The Hue and Saturation Tool
02:46

In this lesson, you will learn how to make quick color adjustments by using the "Color Balance" slider.

Using the Color Balance Slider
04:08

In this lesson, you will learn how to control the "Rulers and Grids" feature.

The Rulers and Grids
05:07

In this lesson, you will learn how to draw straight lines in Photoshop by using the ( Shift Key ).

Drawing Straight Lines in Photoshop
03:27
+ Painting a Space Scene
14 lectures 02:27:32

In this lesson, we will begin to stage our work by blocking in some basic shapes to our space scene.

Blocking in Some Basic Shapes of Our Painting
04:35

In this lesson, you will learn how to pull ideas from reference and create your own paint work.  We will also talk about the use of a "Mood Board."

Using Reference and Adding Another Basic Shape
09:21

In this lesson, you will learn how to create cloud like effect with a basic brush in Photoshop.

Adding Cloud Effects with a Basic Brush
07:10

In this lesson, you will learn how to apply texture to our planet shape.

Adding Texture to Our Planet
12:29

In this lesson, you will learn how to create a star from the existing planet shape.

Creating a Star for Our Scene
16:08

In this lesson, you will learn how to study the reference image and apply additional texture to our star shape.

Adding Texture to the Star
16:35

In this lesson, you will learn how to create the glow around our star.

Adding a Glow Around the Star
08:39

In this lesson, you will learn how to add a light source on our planet emanating from our star.

Painting a Light Source on Our Planet
04:13

In this lesson, you will learn to paint in some more effects to the nebula in our scene.

Adding Effects to the Nebula
14:35

In this lesson, we will continue to add effects to the nebula.

Adding Effects to the Nebula - Part 2
07:38

In this lesson, you will learn to modify a basic brush to create stars for the background.

Adding Stars to Our Background
09:17

In this lesson, you will learn to create another layer of stars as well as how to adjust them for variation within the scene.

Adding Brighter Stars to Our Background
09:21

In this lesson, you will learn how to create an additional planet from the existing paint work.

Creating an Additional Planet for Our Scene
18:05

In this lesson, you will learn how to apply some finishing touches to our space scene.

Final Touches on Our Space Scene
09:26
+ Q + A Section / Practice Activities
2 lectures 16:49

In this Practice Activity, you will learn to blend paint using a chalk brush and the ALT key to select your color.

Blending with a Chalk Brush - Practice Activity - 01
08:11
Dodge and Burn Tool Explained in More Detail
08:38