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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
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.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Introduction to Digital Art Tools EssentialsPreview
A Brief Overview of Hardware & SoftwarePreview
|Section 2: Understanding the Digital Canvas|
General Overview: Art Application MenusPreview
General Overview: Art Application Tools
General Overview: Art Application Palettes
Canvas Size and Resolution Settings
General Canvas Setup
Canvas Navigation, Rotation and Zooming
|Section 3: Understanding How Layers Work|
Layer Opacity and Layer Modes
Layer Modes: Multiply, Screen and Overlay
Locking Layer Transparency
|Section 4: The Essentials of Digital Brushes|
What are Brushes?
Brush Edges and Sizing
Essential Brush Settings: Opacity, Flow, Spacing & Pen Pressure
Core Skill: Blending Using the Colour Picker
Using the Eraser Tool
The Colour Picker: Choosing your Hue, Value and Saturation
|Section 5: Selection and Transformation Tools|
Understanding and Using Selections
Understanding and Using Transformation
Understanding and Using Warp
|Section 6: Wrap Up and Conclusion|
A Quick Review of What We've Learned
Conclusion to Digital Art Tools Essentials
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!