Photoshop CC: Digital Art Pro Techniques - Become an Artist!

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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Photoshop CC: Digital Art Pro Techniques - Become an Artist!

I have designed this course to teach you how to use Photoshop to create your own unique digital artwork. If you want to learn how to create digital illustrations that you can sell with great profit on image stocks like Shutterstock, Istock or Alamy - take this course!

I strongly encourage you to experiment with your own ideas and to modify techniques that you are going to learn to create workflow that suits best your artistic needs.

In Sections 3-7 of the course I will walk you through all basic Photoshop tools that are useful while working on a digital artwork - you will have clear understanding of layers, layers blending modes, masks and adjustments.

By the end of the 7th section you will feel confident with image manipulation in Photoshop using various creative techniques. You will be able to enhance the desired artistic effect by using the Adjustment Layers in flexible way.

In the Section 8 I will show you full creative process, clearly explaining step by step all the applied techniques. You will have lifetime access to complete set of high quality assets used to create the digital artwork. The tutorial is meant to give you a comprehensive introduction to creative digital photo manipulation while following along with my process.

In this course I am going to share with you the techniques and tips I am using to create my artistic prints. During the few hours of my workflow you will get the skills that allow you to fully express your creativity.

Enrollment in this course includes access to hours of follow-along lectures where you will learn the most effective way: in practice.

Joining for the course also includes

  • Access to the discussion forums
  • Access to all future lectures that are added to this course (that may be a result of questions from the discussions forums) or new techniques related to portrait photography
  • Discount coupons for other new courses that I launch
  • Besides over 3,5 hours of lectures, I also include quizzes to assess your learning, and some helpful handouts on Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts, RGB Color Mode and Layer Blend Modes.

See my bio on this page for more of my educational and professional background. Links to my portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the course.

What else?

Except the knowledge, You are going to get the lifetime access to all the high quality Supplementary Materials used in Sections 3-7.

Enjoy the Course!

Kasia Zmokla


What are the requirements?

  • Students need a copy of Adobe Photoshop (preferably Creative Cloud). A free trial would work as well
  • No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required
  • Have passion for digital art

What am I going to get from this course?

  • create artwork that will meet high quality standards set by the biggest online image stocks like Shutterstock, iStock, Alamy and many others
  • use Photoshop to create an unique digital artwork based on photography manipulation techniques
  • freely explore artistic ideas and experiment in Photoshop
  • navigate the Photoshop UI for painting
  • understand essential Photoshop tools - layers, layers blending modes, masks

What is the target audience?

  • Take this course if you want to learn how to create digital artwork that sells well on image stocks like Sutterstock, iStock, Alamy and others
  • Take this course if you want to develop artistic skills in fields of creative photo processing and digital painting
  • Take this course if you want to improve your Photoshop techniques
  • Take this course if you are excited about artistic experimental process and eager to try new things!
  • Take this course if you are an artist and would like to introduce digital techniques in your creative process

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:16

Welcome to the Photoshop: Learn Digital Art PRO Techniques

Section 2: Download Resources here
Article

Here download all the supplementary resources for Lectures 3-7.

Article

Here download complete set of resources for the Tutorial part of the course - Section 8.

This set of resources is best for the Retina display and fast computers, as the files are large, at their original size.

Article

Here download complete set of resources for the Tutorial part of the course - Section 8.

This set of resources is best for the regular display and slower computers, as the files are half of their original size.

Section 3: Photoshop Basics
04:52

In this lecture you will learn how to Open, Close and Save files in Photoshop.

Feel free to download the Printable Handout associated with this lecture - Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts PDF.

04:16

In this lecture I will give you a short overview of The Photoshop Interface.

02:32

In this lecture you will learn how to switch between the three available Photoshop View Modes.

02:30

In this lecture you will learn how to Zoom In & Out and how to Pan your images.

05:27

In this lecture you will learn how to save your work in Photoshop.

05:35

In this lecture you will learn what are the Lossy and Lossless types of compression and which is best, depending on your needs.

12:08

In this lecture you will learn how to choose best Photoshop File Format to suit your needs.

03:21

In this lecture you will learn about the most popular Photoshop Color Mode - the RGB Color Mode.

Feel free to download the Printable Handout associated with this lecture- RGB Color Mode PDF.

03:48

In this lecture you will learn about Color Channels.

02:22

In this lecture you will learn about the benefit of working with 16 bit images over 8 bit images.

Photoshop Basics
3 questions
Section 4: Painting with Brushes
01:27

Short Introduction to working with The Brush Tool.

05:03

In this lecture you will learn about customising The Brush Tool to your needs.

05:20

In this lecture you will learn about setting up the two main properties: Opacity and Flow associated with The Brush Tool.

04:05

Quick overview of Keyboard Shortcuts related to painting with The Brush Tool.

Painting with Brushes
3 questions
Section 5: Understanding Layers - Where The Magic Begins
00:55

Short Introduction to Layers in Photoshop.

04:32

In this lecture you will learn about The Layers Types and The Layers Panel.

07:23

In this lecture you will learn how to reorder and group layers in The Layers Panel.

02:58

In this lecture you will learn about merging layers and flattening an image.

03:07

In this lecture you will learn extra tip on merging layers in Photoshop.

03:33

In this lecture you will learn about The Layer Opacity Level.

Understanding Layers
3 questions
Section 6: Layers - Advanced Options
02:03

In this lecture you will learn about the powerful Layer Blend Modes.

Feel free to download the Printable Handout associated with this lecture - Layer Blend Mode Groups PDF.

04:57

In this lecture you will learn about Layer Masks in Photoshop.

09:29

In this lecture you will learn how to clip a Mask on the Adjustment Layer.

Layers - Advanced Options
3 questions
Section 7: Image Correction - Nondestructive Editing
04:33

In this lecture you will learn how to effectively use The Histogram Tool to recognise common problems in the photographs.

05:40

In this lecture you will learn about The Levels Adjustment Tool.

08:28

In this lecture you will learn how to enhance your images with The Curves Tool.

05:19

In this lecture you will learn about The Hue and Saturation Adjustment Tool.

Image Correction - Nondestructive Editing
3 questions
Section 8: Hands-on Creative Tutorial
Introduction to the Creative Process
00:48
Base Image Preparation
06:00
Dodge & Burn technique
02:33
Removing background
12:08
Setting up the Artwork Canvas
12:56
Creating the Artwork Background - The Polygon Layer
09:55
Introducing Multiple Layers - The 3d Lines Layer
07:26
Introducing Multiple Layers - The Vintage Flowers Photograph
07:00
Introducing Multiple Layers - The Vintage Palm Leaf Drawing
09:58
Adjusting The Color Levels
05:06
Final Touches
06:41
Adding Texture
Preview
01:25
Archiving the Source File
03:22
The Gradient AdjustmentLlayer
05:36
Adding the Frame and the Name Badge
06:23
Section 9: Thank you!
Thank you!
00:58
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Instructor Biography

Kasia Zmokla, (MFA) Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer 20 yrs exp

Digital Art | Photography | Photoshop | Graphic Design


My name is Kasia Zmokla and I am very excited that you are reading this!

I teach in the Digital Art area on Udemy. I want you to be confident that I can deliver the best training there is, so below is some of my background in the Digital Art Field.

Professional Background

Professionally, I am a digital artist, graphic designer and a photographer with 20 years experience working in the Graphic Design industry. That consists of working full time for design studios in Poland, Ireland and Malta and independently as an artist, photographer and freelance designer.

I have received formal training at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland and graduated as a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

Along the way I have learnt best industry practices and developed my own creative techniques. If you are curious about my portfolio, feel free to have a look at the commercial design work and personal projects in the last Section of this Course.

My Fine Art photography prints are available at several international fine art galleries, amongst others at Asia Contemporary Art Buyer and Saatchi Art. I am an active contributor at many stock agencies including the prestigious world’s largest stock photo collection - Alamy and Stockimo.

I have also self published three photo books with Blurb.

Links to my professional portfolio are available in the last Lecture of the Course.

Summary

To sum up, I am absolutely and utterly passionate about photography and Digital Art and I am looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with you!

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