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Learn Digital Art Fundamentals with Corel Painter. This course is designed to help you observe your design surroundings and appreciate the aesthetics that make it. In other words the principles and elements of good design is what we shall explore in this course.
After we cover these principles and elements, we will then move on and work on a practical project at the end of this course. We will look at the design brief, research and reference, planning for production and pre-visualization to Finished Artwork.
Who Should Take This Course
This course is designed for anyone who enjoys digital art, from photographers, graphic and web designers, animators and more. Whether a beginner or even an intermediate user, you will gain a vast on skills taking this course.
There are no skill prerequisites for this course. You are expected to have access to a copy of Corel Painter in any version, though we will be using Painter 2015 in this course, no prior Painter skills are required.
What am I going to get from this course?
• Quick orientation with Corel Painter
• Composing with paint and imported content
• Introduction to lighting tools in Corel Painter
• Proportion in Composition
• Mixing Fonts
• Properties of Line
• The Art of Simplification
• What is Light Logic and Radiosity
What is the target audience?
Photographers, graphic and web designers, animators and anyone loving digital arts.
Not for you? No problem.
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
Certificate of completion.
|Section 1: Introduction|
Download the project files for this course here.
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Software to support this coursePreview
|Section 2: Design|
What is design?Preview
Man and his love of ArtPreview
|Section 3: Space, line and lettering|
Introduction to spacial design
How to use negative space
Properties of Line
|Section 4: Bite size design principles|
Contrast and Focus
Proportion in Form
Proportion in Composition
The Art of Simplification
|Section 5: Foundation of light in design|
Introduction to light
Traditional Usage (Chiaroscuro principles)
What is Light Logic and Radiosity
Observing the effects of light
Introduction to lighting tools in Corel Painter
|Section 6: Artists tools|
Quick orientation with Corel Painter
Composing with paint and imported content
Adding finishing touches in Photoshop
|Section 7: Bringing it all together|
Taking your first design brief
Research and Reference
Planning for production
Pre-Visualization to Finished Artwork (part 1)
Pre-Visualization to Finished Artwork (part 2)
Pre-Visualization to Finished Artwork (part 3)
Pre-Visualization to Finished Artwork (part 4)
|Section 8: Bringing it all together|
Corel has brought a spirit of innovation to the development of a range of award-winning products that includes graphics, painting, photo, video and office software. Over the past 30 years, we've earned a reputation for delivering high-quality products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. But more than that, we've built a relationship with a community of users—now 100 million strong—who have amazed and delighted us with everything they create using our software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Painter®, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, PaintShop® Pro, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®.