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  • view course page for Pixel Playground

    Pixel Playground

    with Bert Monroy

    Take a 10-minute recess every week and join Bert Monroy for a fun, self-contained project in Photoshop or Illustrator.

    22h 4m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Illustrator

    Optimize your Wacom tablet for use with Illustrator and get finer control when creating designs and illustrations.

    48m 32s
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Drawing Vector Graphics: Painting with Vectors

    Learn how to create custom vector brushes and paint with vectors in Adobe Illustrator. Graphic designer Von Glitschka covers transforming hand-painted brush strokes into digital brushes and compiling strokes and shapes to achieve the authentic look of paint.

    4h 21m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Natural-Media Painting in Photoshop

    Learn how to use Photoshop's natural media brushes, bristle tips, Mixer Brush, and textures to create beautiful, expressive digital paintings.

    1h 18m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Eye Enhancement for Portraiture with Photoshop

  • view course page for Painter 2016 Essential Training

    Learn to paint on a digital canvas with the original digital painting software: Painter. Find out how to use Painter 2016 to create stunning works of digital art.

    4h 9m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with ArtRage

    Up and Running with ArtRage

    with Gaeton Laprade

    Learn to use ArtRage to paint professional quality digital art, with the appearance of traditional media.

    3h 53m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for My Photoshop Story: Bert Monroy, Digital Painter

  • view course page for Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - The Great Training

    Comic book illustrator and video game artist Daniel Lieske shares the tricks of the trade in this Photoshop training course, designed specifically for artists who want to transition their skills to a digital canvas.

    4h 40m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Maze

    Bert Monroy transforms a set of ordinary photographs into an extraordinary work of art featuring a labyrinth-like maze.

    55m 51s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Haunted House

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Offworld Mining

    Learn how to use Photoshop to build 3D planets and spaceships and composite them into a dreamscape featuring a mysterious off-world mining colony.

    1h 24m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - The Magic Orb

    Learn to use Photoshop to composite and blend images from many different sources into a dreamscape featuring a magic orb and an island guardian.

    58m 19s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sacred Cavern

    Turn boring beach photos into a dreamscape featuring a sacred cavern, using the transformative tools in Photoshop and these techniques from Photoshop master Bert Monroy.

    39m 20s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Painter 2015 Essential Training

    Express the creative artist in you. Learn how to use Painter 2015 to create stunning works of digital art.

    5h 21m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Using Wacom Tablets with Painter

    Maximize the expressive capabilities of your digital painting toolset. Learn to integrate a Wacom tablet and stylus with Corel Painter for maximum pressure sensitivity and range of motion.

    56m 53s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Artistic Concepts with Bert Monroy: Volume 2

  • view course page for Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Illustrator Line

  • view course page for Drawing on the iPad with Adobe Sketch

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Vehicles

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Natural Elements

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mystical Passage

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Sci-Fi Tower

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Castle on the Mountain

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Arch to Somewhere Else

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes - Mushroom House

    Learn how to create a cozy mushroom house that looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale, with Photoshop and a collection of ordinary images.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: The Making of Amsterdam Mist, the Structures

  • view course page for Digital Painting Fundamentals

    Learn all about digital painting: mixing paint, working with layers and brushes, using color creatively, sketching, and painting with photographs.

    1h 49m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for SketchBook Pro 7 Essential Training

    Walk through SketchBook's basics—the interface, preferences, brushes, Lagoon tools, and export options—and get started drawing quickly.

    2h 36m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop

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

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Photoshop for Fashion Design: Rendering Techniques

  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

  • 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
    Appropriate for all
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes

  • view course page for Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait

  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective

  • view course page for Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 3

    The third installment of Bert Monroy's Dreamscapes series shows how to transport your photos into otherworldly territory, like an underwater coral reef, an enchanted forest, or even a menacing factory, all with Photoshop.

    3h 32m
    Intermediate
     

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

    Join Bert Monroy in the second installment of his Dreamscapes series, and learn how to transform your photos into incredible scenes filled with imaginary creatures, ancient ruins, and more.

    3h 47m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes

  • view course page for Digital Painting: Architecture

    Learn to think like a painter as you transform photographs into paintings using the latest digital artist's tools.

    4h 46m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1

    Take an unexciting photo and begin to transform it into an amazing dream sequence using compositing and painting techniques in Photoshop.

    4h 38m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brushes

  • 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
     

  • view course page for Creating a Digital Illustration with Photoshop CS5

  • view course page for Digital Painting: Street Scene

    Transform photographs into paintings using the latest digital artist's tools in Photoshop.

    4h 0m
    Intermediate
     

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