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Easy Photoshop Digital Painting Like A Professional
5.0( 6 REVIEWS )
1h 51m

Unlock your creative potential with Photoshop digital painting. Learn, create, and profit today. Join now!

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Traditional artists seeking to expand their artistic horizons into the world of digital painting.
  • Illustrators looking to enhance their digital art skills.
  • Aspiring creators who believe they “can’t draw” but are eager to explore digital painting in Photoshop.
  • This is NOT an in-depth Photoshop course. A selection of tools and techniques are discussed in depth for creating digital paintings but this course doesn’t cover EVERY feature available in Photoshop.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Create compelling digital artwork suitable for online and print display, unique gifts, and freelance design projects.
  • Master intelligent brush and eraser tools to replicate the qualities of traditional paint on a digital canvas.
  • Learn to craft effective images using original or copyright-free photographs as a foundation.
  • Develop intermediate to advanced illustration skills through user-friendly tools and techniques.
  • Gain a solid grasp of fundamental digital painting methods for use in still images and multimedia or animated ventures.


  • To embark on this creative journey, you’ll need:
  • An open mind and a willingness to learn new artistic techniques.
  • A copy of Adobe Photoshop, with free trial versions available on Adobe’s website.

Software version used in the course: 

  • Adobe Photoshop CC (Course Last updated in August 2020)

Course Overview:

This quick and practical course is your gateway to crafting original, customized digital paintings and illustrations using Adobe Photoshop or a similar software program. In just a matter of minutes, you will create professional-quality artwork that can be employed online, in videos, animations, or for various print purposes like posters, letterheads, T-shirts, and more.

Please note: Free 30-day trial versions of Photoshop are accessible for download from Adobe’s website.

Save Money, Unleash Your Creativity:

Stop relying on others for your digital images and illustrations and start producing them yourself.

Acquire skills that can pave the way for earning by creating professional-grade visual content.

Surprise your friends and family with unique, handcrafted digital gifts.

No Drawing Skills Required:

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a skilled illustrator to excel in graphic design. Many graphic designers can’t draw, but they compensate by employing techniques like those taught in this course. Learn about layout design, composition, color theory, typography, and other essential elements of visual literacy to excel in the field.

Flexibility and Profit Potential:

You have the flexibility to allocate your time to each project, affecting your final results. As you gain experience, you can efficiently produce illustrations and digital paintings in minutes. You might even consider establishing an illustration and digital painting business on platforms like Fiverr, Elance, and other freelance websites.

About the Instructor:

I am a practicing, award-winning multimedia artist with a wealth of experience in digital media education. I previously served as a tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome from 2006 to 2016. I am currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Media at the brand new American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).

Since 2000, I have been educating students worldwide using a customized approach to simplify complex information, making it easy to understand in the shortest possible time. My goal is to provide you with the most vital and immediately applicable information for your creative journey.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to do digital painting in Photoshop.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Welcome
Introduction 00:00:00
How To Get The Most Out Of This Course 00:00:00
What Sorts Of Digital Paintings Can You Make In Photoshop? Let Us Count The Ways 00:00:00
Section 2 - Diving Into Photoshop And Its Painting Tools
Learn Or Review Setting Up A New File And Choosing Important Document Settings 00:00:00
Get The Rundown On Important Windows, Tools, And Brushes In Photoshop 00:00:00
Introducing My Good Friend The Mixer Brush Tool 00:00:00
Not Your Average Eraser. Painterly Ways To Use This Common Tool In Photoshop 00:00:00
Section 3 - Time For Action. Let's Make A Digital Painting Together!
Start By Choosing An Image To Work With 00:00:00
Ready? Let’s Start By Placing A Photo, Modyfying It, And Saving As 00:00:00
Time To Add Our Underpainting. Let’s Roll. 00:00:00
Now Let’s Add An Overpainting (You Can Have As Many Of These As You Want) 00:00:00
Line It Up! Adding A Black Line Drawing Layer To The Mix 00:00:00
Deconstruction Time. Erase And Eat Into The Original Photograph 00:00:00
Polishing And Finishing Up: Using Sponge, Dodge, And Burn Tools To Finalize 00:00:00
Section 4 - Intermediate And Advanced Ways You Can Use These Techniques (Case Study)
Advanced Illustration Techniques (Children’s Book Case Study) 00:00:00
Under The Hood: Inside A Lori Leak Illustration (Case Study) 00:00:00
How To Easily Cut, Paste, And Collage Photos Into Your Images In Photoshop 00:00:00
Liquify Tool 00:00:00
Section 5 - Extra: Start Promoting Your Work Online By Starting A Free Online Store
Extra: Take Your Best Digital Paintings And Start Selling Them Online (Case Study) 00:00:00
Extra: Link Your Online Store To Your Website And Social Media Pages 00:00:00
Section 6 - Appendix: Resources/ Credits
75+ Places To Find Free Images, Music, And Videos For Your Projects 00:00:00
Music Credits From Section 3 (*Kevin Macleod Rules The World!) 00:00:00
Update: Sketchbook 00:00:00
Update: Timelapse Painting 00:00:00
Section 7 - Conclusion And Thank You
Thank You For Taking This Course! 00:00:00
Extra: Remove Text Or An Object From A Photo (Fast And Free) 00:00:00

Course Review


6 Ratings
  1. Anonymous
    DAVID VELÁSQUEZ March 23, 2022 at 15:40 PM




  2. Anonymous
    Elizabeth Pritchett July 21, 2021 at 18:09 PM

    Thank you!


    This was definitely a very helpful course! Thank you so much!

  3. Anonymous

    Really fun course!


    Really enjoyed it and learned many things about Photoshop that I didn’t know.

  4. Anonymous

    Great Photoshop course


    Considering I knew nothing about Photoshop I found it to be a great course. I had been using “paint” for my productions and was frustrated at the quality. Now I feel confident to proceed in using Photoshop as it is light years away from the paint. This course was helpful and Kristen Palana explained each step and was easy to follow. Great job, Kristen!!!

  5. Anonymous
    Deanne Bossell July 25, 2018 at 19:11 PM

    great course


    helpful for using photoshop. Good info. well explained and easy to follow.


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