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Art Fundamentals: Digital Art Tools Essentials

Learn the in's and out's of using digital tools to create digital art, drawings and paintings, on your computer.
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1,081 students enrolled
Created by Scott Harris
Last updated 5/2015
English
$50
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description

Art Fundamentals: Digital Art Tools Essentials covers the core knowledge you need to know in order to utilise digital art software to create artwork digitally. Most digital art software share a number of core features, and using Adobe Photoshop as a base, this course will get you up to speed on the tools and the techniques of digital art creation. If you're new to digital art, and want to learn how to draw and paint in digital art software, this course is for you.

Master The Essentials Needed to Draw and Paint In Digital Art Software

  • Understand both the hardware and software required to create digital art
  • Learn the core features of digital art software, and how to use them
  • Get to grips with the digital canvas, navigation, colour panels, tools and more
  • Gain insight into brushes, layers, and basic layer modes

Get Started Today, and Start Drawing and Painting Digitally

If you've never used digital art software before and you'd love to learn, we'd love to teach you. Getting to grips with art software and the digital art process is easier than you think, and when you're done, you should be able to approach most modern digital art packages with confidence.

Many of the features of art software are shared, such as brushes, selections, layers, colour panels, swatches, and much more. In this easy to follow course, we go step-by-step into the digital process - from what hardware tools you'll need, to creating a digital canvas and using brushes, layers and more to draw and paint.

Let's get started!

Who is the target audience?
  • This Digital Art Tools course is for those new to digital art software, who have never used it before, or have only used it very little
  • This course offers those new to digital art the opportunity to quickly get to grips with Digital Art Tools
  • If you're interested in getting into digital art, but have no idea or experience in how the software or hardware tools work, this course is for you
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What Will I Learn?
Draw and Paint in Digital Art Software
Understand the Digital Canvas and Workspace
Utilise Brushes, Selections, Colour Pickers and more
Understand and Use layers to your advantage
Gain Insight into Core Features of Digital Art Software
Learn Quickly and Efficiently
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Requirements
  • Students should ideally have an existing digital art application to practice with
  • Art applications include Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Clip Studio Paint, and more
  • Students should also have a Drawing Tablet, such as a Wacom Intuos
Curriculum For This Course
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Understanding the Digital Canvas
6 Lectures 26:58

General Overview: Art Application Tools
10:57

General Overview: Art Application Palettes
02:50

Canvas Size and Resolution Settings
02:56

General Canvas Setup
02:43

Canvas Navigation, Rotation and Zooming
02:57
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Understanding How Layers Work
4 Lectures 11:22
Understanding Layers
01:54

Layer Opacity and Layer Modes
01:47

Layer Modes: Multiply, Screen and Overlay
06:14

Locking Layer Transparency
01:27
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The Essentials of Digital Brushes
6 Lectures 14:34
What are Brushes?
02:51

Brush Edges and Sizing
01:13

Essential Brush Settings: Opacity, Flow, Spacing & Pen Pressure
05:25

Core Skill: Blending Using the Colour Picker
01:50

Using the Eraser Tool
01:16

The Colour Picker: Choosing your Hue, Value and Saturation
01:59
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Selection and Transformation Tools
3 Lectures 10:06
Understanding and Using Selections
03:25

Understanding and Using Transformation
04:01

Understanding and Using Warp
02:40
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Wrap Up and Conclusion
2 Lectures 09:25
A Quick Review of What We've Learned
08:38

Conclusion to Digital Art Tools Essentials
00:47
About the Instructor
3.6 Average rating
41 Reviews
1,430 Students
2 Courses
Art Director, DAS: School of Art and Design

Scott Harris is an Art Director at DAS: School of Art and Design, as well as a freelance concept artist and illustrator for the entertainment industry. He has been involved in digital art production for over 10 years, and also heads up Epic Legend Entertainment, a concept art and illustration production studio for film, games and entertainment design. Scott is a zealous teacher, and strives to bring students to a high level quickly, with simple, easy to understand concepts, built on rock solid art principles. He is enthusiastic, energetic, and always willing to help!

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