Introduction to Photoshop: Digital Painting and Illustration Premium class

Damien Mammoliti, Digital Illustration Instructor

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8 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Trailer

    • Welcome to Photoshop!

    • Understanding Layers

    • Making Brushes

    • How to Set Up your Still Life

    • Making Thumbnails

    • Painting and Blending

    • Painting in Color


About This Class

I've been exploring different illustration mediums since I began making art, and mastering the basics of painting on Photoshop has made my process more efficient and marketable. Your skill set will have more variety, and will be more applicable to the creative industry as a whole. In this course, I am going to share my process with you!

We will cover the basics of Photoshop for digital painting and illustration. The class will explore tools and techniques for translating color theory into the digital space.

Photoshop is a key program used in all creative industries. It is critical that an artist understands how to paint comfortably in Photoshop, as it is a versatile and efficient tool. From concept art to book illustration, Photoshop can be used by painters to broaden their potential client list and students can learn to apply this skill to an industry of their choice.

What You'll Learn

You will learn the basics of using Photoshop (CS3 to CS6) to paint digital illustrations. We'll cover:

  • Assemble your Still Life. How to set your scene
  • Brushes. How to create unique brushes, techniques for illustration versus print
  • Layers. How to use layers, adjustment layers, masks and groups
  • Color. How to capture color theory digitally
  • Tablet. How to use a drawing tablet

What You'll Do

You will use Photoshop to paint a still life setup assembled by objects or themes you wish to use. You will translate your still life into a digital medium and complete one painting. This will include a series of color tests, a black and white mock-up, and a final painting. A final piece should take as long as you deem necessary in order to be as familiar with the program as possible.

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loving it so far :)
Lidija Paradinovic Nagulov

Surface and pattern designer





Damien Mammoliti

Digital Illustration Instructor

Damien Mammoliti has studied art his entire life, and graduated with a B.A. in traditional illustration from Academy of Art University in 2009. Since then, he has worked with numerous clients in the game industry.