The Wonderful World of Digital Art and Photography
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The Wonderful World of Digital Art and Photography

Learn how to create beautiful digital art with your photographs, photoshop, corel painter and filters.
2.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
62 students enrolled
Created by Anne Clay
Published 9/2012
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To introduce you to the possibilities of creating beautiful art with your computer
  • Help portrait photographers bring their photography to a new level of art thus increasing sales
  • Encourage creativity
  • Equip people to experience hours of enjoyment and perhaps find a new artful passion
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  • No course requirements. Learn by watching!
  • Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter will be demonstrated. Prior knowledge of these programs is helpful but not necessary.

In this Photo Retouching Tutorial, I will walk you step by step, through the process that I use to make beautiful photographic art! Woo your clients and friends with the beautiful pictures that you can create and maybe even make money doing what you love! I'm a professional photographer with many years of experience in graphic art as well. By combining my skill set with some great software I've been able to achieve fantastic results. I teach creativity and photography workshops to other professional photographers and artists around the country. This is your chance to enjoy learning my most effective methods on How to Retouch Photos at your own pace, and in your own home!

Who is the target audience?
  • Photographers
  • Graphic Artists
  • Anyone interested in creating art on their computer
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
2 Lectures 05:02

A short introduction by Anne Clay

Preview 02:43

Anne Clay shows a few images from her portfolio.

Preview 02:19
Inspiration and Taking Better Images
3 Lectures 39:38

A look at some of Anne Clay's favorite artists, why she enjoys them and how they influence her art.

Preview 06:24

Some basic guidelines for taking better photographic images.

Basics For Digital Art

Not every picture makes a great digital painting. Watch as I both show and talk you through how I chose the image that I wanted to work with.

How to choose the right image
Photoshop CS6 and Filters
2 Lectures 15:48

Here I show you how to choose how to crop the image for maximum impact.

Cropping the Image

Watch how I use photoshop to change the color and the feel of the image through filters... it's like magic!

Photoshop and filters
Corel Painter
6 Lectures 47:48

After we have completed working on our images in photoshop, we are taking it into Corel Painter to digitally paint the image.

Taking our photograph into Corel Painter

After completing the building stones we are now moving on to the trees and the foliage in Corel Painter.

Painting Trees and Foliage

With the background finished, we are ready to move on to our hair and clothing. Watch as I paint them with Corel Painter.

Painting Hair and Clothing

We continue to paint the long folds of the fabric and touch up the face a bit in Corel Painter.

Painting Clothing and Face

Back into Photoshop CS6 for the finishing touches!

Finishing Touches

A final and "tweak" makes this a beautiful work of art. 

Princess In Doorway Complete
1 Lecture 00:49

I have created a beautiful piece of digital art right before your eyes using a model, a costume, a castle, a photograph, Adobe photoshop CS6, Topaz Filters, Nik Filters, Corel Painter 12 and a Wacom Tablet. I hope that you enjoyed this lesson! This is an advanced course presuming that you have some knowledge of the basic software mentioned above. Take your time and learn the steps!

Wonderful World Ending
About the Instructor
Anne Clay
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105 Students
2 Courses
Professional Photographer and Digital Artist

Anne Clay has devoted her life to making the world a better place - and a more artistic place. Among her accomplishments are: Bachelor's Degree from Kuyper College with art courses from other educational institutions in design concepts, art history, life drawing, lighting and photoshop. She was head of the art department for 2 years in one of the nations largest and leading printing companies in the early eighties. Anne was the founder of Lollipop Dreams painting murals and artistic finishes in houses over New England. In addition she was the founder and teacher of Kaleidescope Music and Art, helping children get in touch with their creative side through art and music. She is a recording artist, composer and worship leader.

Trained in photography and dark room from a young age, she has brought her love of photography to a new level by combining digital photography with her art experience. Every portrait is about not only capturing the essence of the client, but by molding it into a work of art that stands on its own in a timeless nature.

Anne has received multiple first place awards for her senior portrait photography and artistic rendering in photographic matter.

Anne is a member of Professional Photographers of America and was a member of Professional Photographers of North Carolina, South East Area Professional Photographers and Photographic Society of the Triangle, Inc, and Professional Photographers of New England

Relocated in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, Anne is now serving the Historic Blackstone Valley as well as parts of Boston and Rhode Island. 

Anne continues to learn from great masters of photography. Anne is committed to continuing to grow and refine her craft making sure that you get top rate service and masterful portraits.

Anne is currently offering creative photographic workshops with Arthur Levi Rainville of New Bedford, Massachusetts  to other professional photographers around the country.