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From Analog to Digital: An Introduction to Creating Digital Art

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Brad Woodard, Illustrator + Graphic Designer

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11 Lessons (52m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Setting Up a Document

    • 3. Bleeds

    • 4. Bonus: Bleeds in Photoshop

    • 5. Color Modes

    • 6. Resolution

    • 7. Artboards and Workspace

    • 8. Basic Navigation

    • 9. Layers

    • 10. Color Tool

    • 11. Saving Files

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About This Class

First time using digital art programs? If so, you are in the right class!

There are so many of you talented analog artists out there that have yet to make the leap into digital art for various reasons. It could be that you don't feel you have the time, or you feel intimidated because you aren't tech savvy, or you get frustrated, or you just don't see the value in it. You're not alone! We have all been there at some point. 

Think of this class as a prerequisite to all other digital art classes. In this class we will:

  • Cover the absolute basics of digital art. (Ex: Document Setup, Resolution, layers, saving files, colors, etc.)
  • Teach using the extremely popular Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator programs. 
  • Help you learn basic principles and tools using visual aids connecting your analog art world with the digital art world. 
  • Take away all your fears of jumping into digital art so you can feel comfortable taking other digital art classes. 

Who is this class for and what do you need?

  • Are you an analog artist looking to try digital art for the first time? Or are you simply wanting a refresh on some digital art basics? This class will be a zero pressure class that is perfect for you.
  • If you are more advanced this class probably isn't for you. 
  • The only thing you need is a computer with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

The goal of this class isn't to start right away on a piece of digital art, but to simply feel comfortable navigating your way through digital art programs and understanding the lingo. No dumb questions in this class. Let's get started!





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Brad Woodard

Illustrator + Graphic Designer


I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Boise, Idaho with my wife and two little kids. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started my career as an information designer and illustrator at Column Five Media. The digital illustration courses I took in college paid off, as I found that more and more clients were requesting illustration work in their designs. Merging both skills together I have been able attract all ty...

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