Digital Art Creation for Beginners Using ArtRage

Joel Bowers, Digital Artist and FileMaker Developer

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Intro: Learning in Easy Steps to keep it fun

      2:17
    • 2. Finding and Installing ArtRage

      1:19
    • 3. Interface Overview

      3:41
    • 4. Tool and Color Selection

      6:08
    • 5. Project: Creating an image with a Stained Glass Look

      6:29
    • 6. Wrap Up

      0:27

Project Description

Creating A Digital Artwork Image in 10 minutes and sharing it, No Drawing Skills Required

We will learn how to use ArtRage, my favorite $4.99 iPad or $49.90 Desktop application to build a digital design. This project is is basically a series of shapes created by a series of lines that are filled with your choice of color or gradient fill. I find these images can be very pleasing.

This project is a series of shapes colored with the paint bucket fill tool. The shapes are created by a series of wavy lines crossing each other.

These images remind me of the look of stained glass, hence I call them "stained glass like images".

But once you have created this project you just might want to play with the program a little more to create some different images. 

Stay tuned for my next class which will offer some intruction on more advanced features of ArtRage and how to include a tracing image of your favorite photo and a reference image to view as you create something similar using the ArtRage tools.

Concepts introduce for this project:

  • Oil Brush
  • Water Color Brush
  • Pallet Knife
  • Air Brush
  • Ink Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paint Roller
  • Felt Tip Marker
  • Pastel
  • Erasor
  • Paint Bucket Tool
  • Sizing your image to print clearly
  • Exporting your final project to a jpeg file

There are several other tools which are not covered in this simple introductory course.

I hope you will enroll and find some value in this course.

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