Learn the essentials of Photoshop & digital painting.

With this course we take you from the very beginning with an overview of the digital workspace and tools. We then explore the various methods of coloring, shading and highlighting and potential methods of starting a painting.  You are then introduced to techniques that can transform everyday object such as crystals and marbles into otherworldly landscapes.  The final modules combines the techniques explored through out the course to create a final piece. You will be quizzed at the end of each module to ensure you have picked up the essential information for digital painting.

Access to the course is granted manually so please allow up to 24 hours until you are able to use the course software.


For this course you will need to have access to a PC, Mac or laptop

You will need the software Adobe Photoshop, you can download a 30 day free trial here.

It is recommended that you have own a  graphics tablet for this course. Wacom have a great range suited for artists of all levels, you can purchase a tablet from their official site, although they are normally cheaper on amazon or ebay.

Course Contents

Module 1: An introduction to Photoshop.

In this first module you are introduced to the Photoshop software and learn how to navigate its workspace and tools confidently.

Module 2: An introduction to colour, brushes and Layers.

We deepen our exploration of image making with layer modes, custom brushes and colour.

Module 3: Line drawing, shading and highlighting.

In this module we take a look at multiple methods of shading and apply highlights in our work.

Module 4: Methods of approaching digital painting.

We outline 3 different ways to approach a digital painting from scratch. Starting from taking your pencil drawings turning them into digital paintings, automatic painting and constructing a painting in Photoshop.

Module 5: Photo manipulation and Matte painting

In this module we take everyday home objects and transform them into beautiful digital art in Photoshop.

Module 6: Putting it all together.

In the final module, we put together everything we have learned throughout the course and create our first refined painting.

BONUS: Digital painting tips and tricks.

The final module covers many tricks that really help to improve the workflow and quality of your paintings!

Any questions? get in touch!