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Digital Painting

Express your creativity with painting software like Corel Painter, Photoshop, and more using our expert-led digital painting tutorials. You'll explore modern digital painting techniques, how to use a Wacom tablet for a natural feel, building custom Photoshop brushes, and much more in these computer painting lessons.
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Dive into the fun and fast-emerging field of digital painting. Learn how to paint digitally using Wacom tablets, which capture your every brushstroke and enable you to use traditional drawing techniques in the digital realm. See just how easy it is to transform your photos into masterpieces!

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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 5: Camera Projection in Maya

    Transform a 2D matte painting into a 3D scene, complete with a moving camera, shifting perspective, and an animated background.

    3h 22m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Painter X3 Essential Training

    Get your creative ideas out of your head and onto your canvas. Learn the essentials of working with Corel Painter X3, and get started with digital painting.

    5h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop for Fashion Design: Rendering Techniques

    Learn to use Photoshop brushes, patterns, and special effects to create professional-looking fashion croquis and costume illustrations.

    4h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

    Learn how to add light, color, and texture to a basic form using photographic references and the tools in Adobe Photoshop.

    3h 10m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Erik Natzke, Generative Artist

    Follow Erik Natzke, generative artist and principle designer at Adobe, as he draws on his experience as an artist to build applications that improve people's ability to be creative.

    8m 58s
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 3: Tone

    Takes a black-and-white drawing and shows how to use the five elements of light to paint the surfaces and create a realistically shaded backdrop in Photoshop.

    1h 18m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

    Learn about the principles of linear perspective and find out how to create perspective drawings in Photoshop.

    2h 37m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

    Learn to create new worlds, both fanciful and totally realistic, for films with digital matte paintings in this Photoshop tutorial.

    1h 40m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Wacom Essential Training

    Learn how to set up and master your Wacom tablet in ways that streamline your work, expand your creative options, and lighten the load on your wrists.

    2h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Painter 12 Essential Training

    Demonstrates Painter 12 creative techniques that will get beginners up and running, and shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of the head and on to the canvas.

    5h 28m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Painter 11 Essential Training

    This course will show the basic and advanced creative techniques used to get a creative vision out of the head and onto the canvas.

    8h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Ron Crabb's Matte Painting Project: Start to Finish

    Gives an inside look at how Ron Crabb recreated a seaport town that vanished long ago.

    27m 31s
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Painter X Essential Training

    Delves into Painter X's tools, palettes, materials, and brushes; conveys artistic concepts like simplicity and proportion.

    6h 32m
    Beginner
     
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