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This course will teach you how to create professional digital paintings using Adobe Photoshop. Instructor Hardy Fowler will cover the entire process in detail, from blank canvas all the way to final presentation. You’ll learn many easy techniques for creating high quality digital artwork, and no matter what skill level you start with, you’ll take your art to new heights. You’ll complete two complete projects: a painting of a character’s face and then a full body character illustration.

1. Getting Started

1.1 Introduction

Hi everyone. My name is Hardy Fowler. I"m a professional concept artist and illustrator working in New Orleans. This course is called Professional Digital Painting with Adobe PhotoShop. Students will learn to create professional level digital paintings from scratch. We will go through the entire process, from blank canvass al the way to final polish and presentation. Numerous artistic techniques and valuable time-saving tips will be covered. This course is perfect for professionals seeking to improve their technique, or for beginners looking to break into an exciting and in demand career. But anyone who would like to learn to do some great artwork in the digital medium will get a lot out of this class. So enroll today and let's take your artwork to the next level.

1.2 Equipment

Hi, my name is Hardy and welcome back to Professional Digital Painting with Adobe Photoshop. This is a review of the equipment and software that we'll be using. To start with, I'm using a basic iMac. But everything we're doing here works just as well on PC, so either or. I'll be using Photoshop version CC. But nothing that we're doing here needs a terribly new version. Any of the older versions work just as well. And I'll be using a Wacom Intuos3 tablet. I've been using this for years and I really love it. There's no substitute for a pen tablet. It gives you a really natural feel that simulates the traditional experience very well. So this is a great product to use. So once you have those three things, you have everything you need to get started. Up next, we will do an overview of the basic process we'll be using.