Skillshare – Introduction to Photoshop – Digital Painting and Illustration with Damien Mammoliti

Skillshare – Introduction to Photoshop – Digital Painting and Illustration with Damien Mammoliti

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.