Introduction to Digital Painting in Photoshop - Beginner's Guide | Robert Marzullo | Skillshare

Introduction to Digital Painting in Photoshop - Beginner's Guide

Robert Marzullo, Online instructor of Figure Drawing and Comic Art

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34 Lessons (3h 55m)
    • 1. Intro to Digital Painting in PS Intro Video

      1:47
    • 2. L1 File Sizes

      9:58
    • 3. L2 Basic Navigation in Photoshop

      3:11
    • 4. L3 Using the Selection Tools

      6:00
    • 5. L4 Quick Masking and Feathering

      4:04
    • 6. L5 Layers and Groups

      5:52
    • 7. L6 Brush Settings Part 1 Pencil Brushes

      7:55
    • 8. L7 Brush Settings Part 2 Paint Brushes

      5:32
    • 9. L8 The Eraser Tool

      1:50
    • 10. L9 The Paint Bucket Tool

      2:37
    • 11. L10 The Gradient Tool

      4:36
    • 12. L11 The Smudge Tool

      3:03
    • 13. L12 The Dodge and Burn Tool

      4:15
    • 14. L13 The Color Picker

      3:01
    • 15. L14 Blending Modes

      4:28
    • 16. L15 The Lock Transparency Feature

      4:05
    • 17. L16 The Hue Saturation Slider

      2:46
    • 18. L17 Using the Color Balance Slider

      4:08
    • 19. L18 The Rulers and Grids

      5:07
    • 20. L19 Drawing Straight Lines in Photoshop

      3:27
    • 21. L20 Blocking in Some Basic Shapes in our Painting

      4:35
    • 22. L21 Using Reference and Adding Another Basic Shape

      9:21
    • 23. L22 Adding Cloud Effects with a Basic Brush

      7:10
    • 24. L23 Adding Texture to Our Planet

      12:29
    • 25. L24 Creating a Star

      16:08
    • 26. L25 Adding Texture to the Star

      16:35
    • 27. L26 Adding a Glow Around the Star

      8:39
    • 28. L27 Painting a Light Source on Planet 1

      4:13
    • 29. L28 Adding Effects to the Nebula

      14:35
    • 30. L29 Adding Effects to the Nebula Part 2

      7:38
    • 31. L30 Adding Stars to Our Background

      9:17
    • 32. L31 Adding Brighter Stars to Our Background

      9:21
    • 33. L32 Creating an Additional Planet

      18:05
    • 34. L33 Final Touches on Our Space Scene

      9:26
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About This Class

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Welcome to my course, "Introduction to Digital Painting in Photoshop."

This course is designed to help you feel comfortable with painting inside of Photoshop.  The lessons here are taught in an easy to understand way.  You will learn all the basic tools that you need to get up and running with your own digital painting process very quickly.  Photoshop has some extremely advanced capabilities but to utilize them, you must first master the fundamentals.  That is exactly what this course is created for.

You will learn the interface of Photoshop and how to navigate through it efficiently.  You will learn many shortcut commands as well as how the tools can be used from the perspective of an artist.  We will cover the main tools for digital painting such as layers and groups, blending modes, brush settings, file sizes, selection tools, quick mask, rulers and guides, dodge and burn tool, color balance, transform tool, hue/saturation, and the smudge tool.

In this course project, you will work alongside me in REAL-TIME as we create this space scene.  This way you can implement all of the tools we have studied and learn how effective they can be.  You will learn how to build upon the paintwork to create depth.  You will learn how to apply texture with basic brush settings.  You will also learn how to study from reference and create your own painting.  That way you are learning from the world around you while using your own artistic abilities to create the work.

I am here if you have any questions about this course.  Feel free to contact me and let me know if you would like me to add any additional lessons.  It is my goal to make this course an amazing experience for all of my students.  It is my absolute honor to be your instructor and good luck with your studies!

-Robert