Photoshop Design: Learn basic sketching & advanced rendering in Photoshop Premium class

Marouane Bembli, Design Professional & Online Teacher

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23 Videos (2h 31m)
    • Introduction

    • What you will learn

    • Analog Tools - What you should use and why

    • The digital stuff - Tools and softwares to use when sketching on the computer

    • Line quality - Probably the most important thing for sketching exploration

    • Ellipses - Get them right and you're gold - How to practice ellipses

    • Ellipses in perspective - It's not as hard as you might think!

    • Perspective lines are boring but necessary - Try "Cloud Sketching" instead

    • Cloud Sketching Explained

    • Unblock Your Sketchers Block

    • Using lines for shading - What you need to think about to get it right

    • The fastest and easiest way to explore different shapes - Blocking

    • You ALWAYS need to keep this in mind - Light source

    • Line weight, shadows and highlights - How to use it to "plant" the design

    • How to make a headlight look like it's turned on - 2 layer modes!

    • Add this quick trick to make the light look even cooler

    • Glossiness - How to sketch matte and glossy surfaces. What's the difference?

    • Texturing - What if you want to sketch something made of carbon fibre or wood?

    • Transparent Material - This easy and quick technique will get it done in no time

    • Computer Mouse - Here's how I would get to a final design proposal

    • Cell Phone Design - Start with blocking out the shape - add details + .PSD file

    • Gaming Controller Render Part 1

    • Gaming Controller Render Part 2


About This Class

Hi! I'm Marouane, industrial designer originally from Stockholm, Sweden currently living in South Florida. In this course you will learn everything I've learned about industrial design sketching throughout my years as a professional industrial designer in both Europe and U.S.

Here's some of what you will learn:

  • understand design sketching better
  • use Photoshop to present design proposals
  • understand what analog and digital tools to use as a designer
  • improve your line quality
  • sketch better ellipses
  • understand perspective in an easy way I call "cloud sketching"
  • use parallel lines for shading
  • quickly explore shapes to find a design you like with this technique
  • use line weight and understand it
  • understand lightning and shading
  • add any texture to any surface and make it look real
  • visualize lights and LEDs
  • sketch transparent material easily
  • sketch matte and shiny surfaces and understand the difference
  • develop a complete design proposal from early ideation sketches to final presentation renders

I guarantee it will take your design sketching to the next level if you are willing to put in the time to complete the course. That's the most important thing, you have to have the right mindset before starting the course to really take time to focus and disconnect the noise around you.

By the end of the course, you should have your Photoshop product rendering done. It can be of any product you like, an existing one or your own design. Please share it in the course projects, I'd love to see it!

If you feel something in the course is missing or wasn't covered enough, let me know. I will update the course on a regular basis and add new lectures based on your feedback.

Thank you for your interests in my course! I hope to see you inside.

19 of 19 students recommendSee All

very thorough but at a usable yet refreshingly accelerated pace. lots of quality time saving tips and workflows.
Matt White

Designer & Compassionate Dissident

great short cuts...a real pro
Chic Campbell

new career

Good introduction to different drawing techniques and how to use your tablet for any type of drawing.





Marouane Bembli

Design Professional & Online Teacher


I'm an industrial designer and online teacher from Sweden currently living in the sunshine state of Florida. I've always had a great passion for design and especially design sketching. I began my professional design journey as a freelancer in 2008. 

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) who loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist, illustrator and online teacher for over 10 years. Makes me feel old saying that...

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini. I graduated a year later.

Since then I've been lucky to have my designs featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

I'm currently living in South Florida with my beautiful wife Lindsey. Here I help the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world solve their design problems and create better products while also creating online products and classes.

Online marketing is another great passion of mine, specifically video marketing, email marketing and social media. This is what I want to share with you in my classes.

I look forward to being a part of helping you get to where you want to be,

Thank you, now let's get to work!