Let 2022 be the year you level up. Whether it’s diversifying your skillset in photography, or moving from beginner to intermediate and advanced classes in painting, now’s the time to dive deeper into your creative practice and see what you uncover. Maybe you’re looking for a challenge or perhaps the extra creative discipline is a time for mindfulness and reflection; whatever your reason, we have the Skillshare classes and content to help you commit to your creativity this year.

Skillshare Classes

Watercolors by Anne Butera in her Skillshare Staff Pick, “Beyond Beginner: Tips and Tricks to Level Up Your Watercolors”

Beyond Beginner: Tips and Tricks to Level Up Your Watercolors

In her Skillshare Staff Pick, watercolor artist and pattern designer Anne Butera offers tips, tricks, and techniques from over a decade of painting.  Anne walks through everything from the right materials you need to color mixing, composition, finding the right amount of water, layering, and more. If you’re looking to perfect the details of your watercolors or simply to improve your watercolors overall, this is the right class for you.

Digital Illustration: Advanced Vector Techniques in Fresco & Adobe Illustrator

You’ll have pixel perfect vector illustrations in no time thanks to educator, illustrator, and self-proclaimed vector art monster Rob Generette III. In his Skillshare Original, Rob takes you through speedy line work with Vector Trimming in Fresco, simplifying your layers, clipping masks, controlling color, and in turn building confidence in yourself as an illustrator. We recommend this class for students who already have a good working knowledge of both Fresco and Adobe Illustrator.

5 Advanced Adobe Photoshop Tips: Photo Editing Beyond Lightroom

Tabitha Park’s Skillshare classes have long been a favorite among the community. Maybe you’ve learned how to take the perfect food photo from her in the past, but this class is designed to take all of your photos (food or not!) to the next level with editing. In this intermediate class, you’ll learn how to use Content Aware Fills, how to adjust your tools to work better for you, how to do a seamless head swap, and so much more. You’ll want to have a good working knowledge of Photoshop to get the most out of this class.

Artwork by Manon Louart in her Skillshare Staff Pick,” Level Up Your Typography: Creating Animated Stickers in After Effects”

Level Up Your Typography: Creating Animated Stickers in After Effects

Ready to improve your typographic skills? Motion Designer, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer Manon Louart will help you do just that in her Skillshare Staff Pick. You’ll want a basic understanding of After Effects to start as there are short animation exercises throughout to help you build your skills and work your way towards a main project. This class will help you learn how to create writing animations, text echo animations, how to animate text distortions (in 3 ways), how to animate dust and grain textures, and so much more, to make web-ready animated typography.

Other Inspiration from Skillshare

Chroma Courses

If you’re looking to commit to your creativity, try taking a Skillshare Chroma Course. These courses are designed to provide a guided learning experience, with immersive, small group learning over a multi-week period. You’ll learn from the likes of Jeff Staple, Brandon Woelful, Holley M. Kholi-Murchison, DKNG, and more, and work alongside a cohort of like minded students, all looking to create memorable work and receive feedback directly from industry leading teachers. Space in Chroma Courses are limited, so reserve your spot today!

3 Creative Exercises for Career Development

Millions of people around the world questioned their career paths in 2021. Whether or not the Great Resignation affected you, you might be trying to navigate how to level up in your career. In this 10-minute video, you’ll discover ways to shake up your career and find new goals, courtesy of Skillshare Original teachers Mari Andrew, Andy J. Pizza, and Emma Gannon – from building a “real” resume to identifying your “creative identity bullseye,” and daily journaling exercises to bring you joy.

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