New Online Course: Getting Started With Digital Painting: Creating an Animal Character From Scratch

I just published a new Skillshare class for beginners learning how to paint in Photoshop. 

Here's a link: http://skl.sh/2tsuOkR

The course has one hour of step-by-step video instructions to get you started with digital painting. Here's an outline of what to expect:

Artist and teacher Leigh Ann Rooney will guide you through the basics of creating a character suitable for a children’s book, comic, or whatever else your imagination can think up!

This course covers the foundations of creating a digitally painted character in Adobe Photoshop. We will go over each step of the process from picking an animal and designing your character to creating a finished image that can be sent to a client or added to a background.

No experience with Photoshop or traditional painting needed.

Don’t be intimidated by Photoshop - you got this!

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Designing a character: stylizing an animal
  • Using Photoshop brushes for a painterly effect
  • Mixing and blending colors
  • Adding texture and dimension

Materials you’ll need:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Drawing pen tablet such as Wacom Intuos (optional but helpful)
  • Paper and pencil, charcoal, and/or ink (optional)

New Online Course: Beginner Photoshop

I created a Skillshare course for people just starting out with Photoshop.

You can get two FREE months of Skillshare by signing up with this link to my class: 

http://skl.sh/2luAtTF

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If you've never used Photoshop before or have been trying to figure out the program and are frustrated - I've got you! I've taught people ages ten to seventy how to use Photoshop and I've developed techniques to break down complicated steps and even make the program fun to use. 

Heres what the class covers:

  • The basics of the program:
    • How to open files 
    • How to save and what different file types mean
    • How to scan (helpful if you’re using old photographs)
    • Changing the file size and cropping
    • Easy tricks to enhance photographs by adjusting colors and contrast
    • Making an image black and white
    • Fixing blemishes, scratches, and red-eye in old photos
    • Building good habits so you can advance in the program