Wacom Sketching Crash Course

Wacom Sketching Crash Course: An introductory course to the amazing world of design sketching for beginners or pros.
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Are you struggling with your digital sketching? Have you tried learning from books only to realize it's not that easy to learn from pictures?

In this video course you will learn the basic tips and tricks used to render design ideas in Photoshop. Use these techniques to build up your portfolio, create a new design project or maybe you just want to show off your skills to a friend. This course walks you through the process from early ideation doodles and quick sketches all the way to adding highlights and shading.

You will learn:

  • How to practice ellipses and how to sketch them in perspective
  • The techniques to quickly get ideas down and render them in Photoshop
  • How to add highlights
  • How to add shadows
  • The basic tools used for shading
  • How to render a car from line work
  • To block out shapes and silhouettes
  • Why a light source is super important
  • How to add weight to your design
  • ...and a lot more!

If you have questions or something isn't clear, use the course discussion board. I'm here for you and I reply to everyone.

If you're ready to dive in and get a better understanding of how to use Photoshop as a powerful sketching tool, then this course is for you.

Thanks for enrolling and I'll see you in the course!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need basic Photoshop skills to be able to follow along in the course and preferably a sketching tablet. If you are completely new to design sketching, don't worry, you will still learn some tips and tricks that will get you started.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basics of design sketching in Photoshop
  • Use highlights and shadows to render a design
  • Better understand how to render a design proposal from ideation to presentation
  • Sketch ellipses in perspective
  • Use "blocking" to generate design ideas fast
  • Shade using a light source
  • Render a car in Photoshop
  • Differentiate between matte and glossy surfaces
  • Get a good overview of the design process
  • Use basic sketching techniques and Photoshop tools

Who is the target audience?

  • If you're interested in learning design sketching, concept art or digital illustration, then this course might be for you. It covers the basics of the sketching process, from ideation doodles to presentation renders.

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: Hi and Welcome!

Welcome! Let's have some fun :)

Section 2: Design Sketching - From doodle to render

Ellipses can be tricky to get right. This exercise I show you in this video is something I do daily to keep my ellipses sharp and you can easily do it too.


In this lecture we will talk about shading and highlighting the design to make it come alive.


Ever wondered how to render a car in Photoshop? It might look complicated but using this technique will simplify it and make it understandable.


Did you ever get tired of setting up a grid of perspective lines before starting the actual design? Me too. Here's an alternative I think you might enjoy.


Concept art is a great way to practice you're imagination. No rules here, just have fun and let your creative side free.


A complete tutorial from the early doodles to a final concept of a flash light

Section 3: Additional resources - Take a deep dive into design sketching
Congratulations on finishing the course! Want to dive deeper?

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Instructor Biography

Marouane Bembli, Industrial Designer & Online Teacher

Hi, I'm Marouane. I'm here to give you the tools and information you need to reach your goals in your professional career. I value your time and I'm honored that you chose to know more about my courses here on Udemy.

What I can guarantee you in all my courses is that you'll get actionable advice and learn techniques that you can implement immediately and see results. I cut the nonsense out of my lectures and focus on what matters. This is something I know I appreciate when taking a course and I think you do too.

Who are you and what can you do for me, Marouane?

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist and illustrator for over 8 years and online marketer for a couple of years now. The techniques I'm sharing with you have allowed me to live my vision I had as a kid, which was to work as a designer and move from a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden to the sunny beaches of South Florida.

My professional design journey began in 2008 designing consumer electronics for companies in Hong Kong and the U.S.

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini and I graduated a year later. Since then my designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

What I do

I currently work with the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world to help them solve their design problems and create better products. I'm also the founder and creator of TheSketchMonkey and ProVideoSlides where we create products for video marketers.

Throughout the years I've had the opportunity to work with companies in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Sweden, designing products ranging from medical equipment and food packaging machines to concept art and automotive design.

Why should I join your courses?

If you are serious about improving your skills and you want someone to guide you in the right direction, my courses are for you. One thing to remember though, you need to be prepared to put in the work. I will be there to help you as much as I can in the discussion board of each course, but you have to have the mindset and desire to want to learn. That's all you need. You'll always be up to date since I will add lectures to the courses on a regular basis.

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