Digital Painting Fundamentals in Photoshop

Light, Color, Composition, Depth, Perspective, Mood and Storytelling
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

In this course we will give you the tools and knowledge to start creating awesome paintings. This is more about the principles of art in photoshop than actual painting techniques.


Lesson 1: Intro to Photoshop -

A rundown on the tools and techniques to get started on a painting.

Class 1: Quick Review of Photoshops interface

Class 2: Setting up our Canvas and your Tablet

Class 3: Scanning an image

Class 4: Brush settings and Brush Presets

Lesson 2: Lighting and Color

This Lesson we learn about light and color and how they function so we can create the best piece.

Class 1: Physics of light

Class 2: Light source, shadows and bounce light

Class 3: Color Theory

Lesson 3: Composition

Here we will learn how to make our images impactful, by character placement, Point of View(camera placement) and Lighting.

Class 1: Basic rule of thirds and focal point

Class 2: Learning about foreground, mid ground, and background

Class 3: Leading the eye

Lesson 4: Perspective and Depth In this class we cover illustrating 3D shapes using perspective. We will cover 1 point, 2

point, 3 point and 4 point perspective. We will also discuss how to create a sense of scale.

Class 1: What is perspective?

Class 2: 1 point perspective

Class 3: 2 point perspective

Class 3: The hard stuff 3 point Perspective

Lesson 5: Mood and Storytelling

In this lesson we will learn about how to use lighting and narrative elements to make our paintings tell a story.

Class 1: The message of Images

Class 2: How the environment, characters and weather tell stories

Class 3: Using colors to effect moods

What are the requirements?

  • Photoshop
  • MAC or PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to Create Awesome Paintings using Phtotoshop
  • Learn Photoshop Advanced Controls
  • Learn to use photoshop in tablets

Who is the target audience?

  • Intermediate Knowledge in Photoshop

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Course
Section 2: Introduction to Photoshop
Review Interface
Setting Up Our Canvas
Scanning an Image
Brush Settings
Section 3: Light and Color
Physics of Light
Light Source
Color Theory
Section 4: Composition
Rule of Thirds
Leading the Eye
Section 5: Depth and Perspective
What is Depth?
Perspective Fun
Point Perspective
Point Perspective
Section 6: Mood and Storytelling
Story and Mood
Color and Mood
Section 7: Exercise Files

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