Learn to Draw Digital Landscapes
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Learn to Draw Digital Landscapes

A complete guide to drawing landscapes in Photoshop and any other digital drawing software.
3.4 (18 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.
695 students enrolled
Created by Bryant Dodd
Last updated 7/2014
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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
  • Draw and Paint the Sky and Clouds
  • Draw and paint trees - Full and bare

  • Draw and paint water

  • Draw and paint reflections in the water
  • Draw and paint rocks
  • Draw and paint grass and other foliage
  • Draw and paint the ground
  • Learn to create custom PhotoShop Brushes
  • Tip and where to sell your art
Requirements
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Any other paint software equal to Photoshop
  • You can use traditional paint, pastels, graphite and paper
Description

Learn how to draw and paint digitally using Photoshop or other equal painting software. I will teach you how to draw and paint each element that makes up landscapes. Learn to paint the sky and clouds, and add color to the sky. I will teach you how to draw and paint trees that are full and bare. Learning to draw grass, weeds, and other foliage as well as rocks, water, and reflections in the water. I will show you how to paint in the ground that will have the real colors of the grass and dirt areas using perspective techniques to show different angles of the ground. Finally, I will show you how to create custom Photoshop brushes to make your drawing and painting easier. Learning to create custom brushes is a steal in itself, you could create custom brushes and sell those.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • It's best to have a very little knowledge of Photoshop, But I show you what tools to use and where to find them
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 04:01:42
+ Tools For The Job
1 lecture 06:12

This video will cover the tools you need to draw digitally and explains different options on the tools you can use. It isn't required to have a pen tablet since custom brushes are your friend when it comes to digital painting.

Preview 06:12
+ Getting Prepared to Paint
3 lectures 26:58

Learn how to set up the canvas size to paint, especially if you are planning on selling your work. You will want a larger canvas when you are planning on selling your art. This will allow for a variety of print sizes.

Setting Up The Canvas to Paint
08:00

Learn why layers are important when painting digitally, and how to preserve the work you already finished. If you don't use layers, then you will run into issues later on if you make a mistake and need to erase it.

Why You Should Use Layers to Paint or Draw
11:41

Learn to get rid of the default color palette, and create a custom palette using only the colors your painting with. It is always a great idea to keep your workspace clean as possible.

Preview 07:17
+ Painting the Sky
3 lectures 34:38

Part 1 shows you simple ways to use 2 and 3 colors to create the sky and clouds, and you will learn how to blend the colors seamlessly.

How to Paint the Sky and Clouds Part 1
16:49

Painting the Sky and Clouds Part 2 finishes with simple tools to create fluffy clouds and the sky.

Preview 17:49

Open this pdf document and follow the instructions for your homework assignment for painting the sky and clouds.

Homework
1 page
+ Painting the Ground
5 lectures 54:26

Part 1 of painting the ground shows you how to add color and lay down the texture for the ground.

How to Paint in The Ground Part 1
18:28

Part 2 picks up and continues to show examples on how to lay out the ground in perspective.

How to Paint in The Ground Part 2
11:53

Part 3 of how to paint in the ground finishes up giving you ideas to lay out the ground and using perspective angles to get you off the ground running.

How to Paint in The Ground Part 3
15:28

Learn a simple process of making objects appear in the distance. All you need to do is create an illusion by painting smaller objects.

Preview 08:37

Download the pdf file and follow the instructions for your homework assignments for this lecture.

Homework
1 page
+ Tree and Grass Painting
6 lectures 01:00:05

Learn how to paint grass using pen pressure, very simple.

How to Draw Grass Short and Tall, Thick and Thin
10:17

Learn to add simple highlights to the grass by using lighter colors.

Adding Highlights to the Grass and any Plant
07:58

This lesson will show you how to create leaves for the trees with custom brushes.

How to Paint Trees Part 1
10:49

This video picks up from part 1 and shows you more ways to paint trees.

How to Paint Other Shapes of Trees
16:10

Learn simple techniques to draw and paint winter trees.

How to Draw and Paint Winter Trees
14:51

Download the pdf file and follow the instructions and refer back to the lessons if needed to practice drawing out and painting trees and grass.

Homework
1 page
+ Painting Water and Reflections and Rocks
4 lectures 37:37

This lesson will show you how to paint basic gradients for water and paint in Ocean waves, and how to blend the colors using the mixer brush and smudge tool. This lesson is for ocean water and waves. You can use these simple steps and expand on them as you practice.

How to Paint Ocean Water and Waves
13:12

This lesson shows you a super shortcut to creating lake or pond type water effects and how to mimic the reflections of objects. You can also add some filter effects to make it more like water.

How to Create Water Effects and Reflections
10:34

You will learn how to use a simple 3d technique to paint rocks, using the standard paint brush and then blending the paint with the mixer brush. This same technique is great for mountains and cliffs.

How to Paint Rocks
13:51

Download the pdf file and follow the instructions to practice painting water, ocean, and rocks. Don't forget to use reference photos to give you better direction on rock colors and shapes.

Homework
1 page
+ Custom Photoshop Brush Creation
1 lecture 10:37

You will learn how to create custom brushes in PhotoShop that you draw out yourself, and create them from images.

How to Create Custom Brushes in PhotoShop
10:37
+ Selling Your Work
1 lecture 07:09

Here I will show you several avenues you can use to sell your art that will be very beneficial to you.

Where to Sell Your Art
07:09