Getting Started with Digital Painting
The Basics - Quiz
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In this lesson, we cover the interface and its five main sections. These are the same for virtually any image editing software and you need to know them to find your way around.
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Hi, I am having trouble downloading the course files to my macbook, every one that i click on ends up downloading the same thing. Only the detail psd file. (image of the eye) and the videos. Is there any other way to get the files? Thx.
I see that the program for this lesson “Basics of Digital Painting is Photoshop. Do you use Photoshop for Motion tutorials or for 3D tutorials? Thank you
I’ve been trying to found this program but I cant does anyone know the link the website.
The program being used is Adobe Photoshop for Mac and you can buy it here: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html?promoid=KLXLS
There are programs similar to Photoshop which are free (i.e. Gimp) which may be better if you’re just starting out.
I realised that soon after I posted the question do you happen to know how to delete questions.
Do i need a Wacom tablet to be an 2D Artist?
I think yes. Most digital artists I watch and learn from use Wacom products, so I would highly recommend getting a tablet or something similar if you can.
Yeah, tablets are HIGHLY recommended. They make your life tons easier and because they mimic the feeling of traditional art, the experience feels more authentic and you’ll achieve better quality in your pieces. With a mouse, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get the result you want. My digital pieces improved dramatically after switching over to a tablet.
If you are starting, I recommend a basic Wacom tablet, like the bamboo series, for example, it’s going to be cheaper, practice a lot, then get a better one.
You don’t need a tablet to make great digital art but it really helps and makes everything faster, easier and simpler. I’ve had a lot of great tablets that weren’t from Wacom and I recommend shopping around and reading reviews if you’re going to purchase one.
No. There are artists who get by and do amazing work with just a mouse.
Tablets can help you be more efficient and there are other(cheaper)brands besides Wacom such as
Huion, Yiynova, Monoprice, Turcom, Ugee, Tooya, etc.
It doesn’t have to be a wacom. I for example have huion.
Hi, I wanted to ask: Do you guys have any suggestions for a starters personal art schedule? I don’t know where to start and how, but I want to practice daily, at least 3-4 hrs, so I can start improving. Thank you
If you want to improve your drawing skills, practice that, if you are comfortable with your work, then move to something else like painting.
Also, good video/book tutorials can help you improve your skills.
I suggest http://www.ctrlpaint.com for video tutorials, and here is a good book name: How to draw what you see.
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- Interface: HD Video( 80 MB )
- Project Source Files (Interface link)( 31.6 MB )
- Layers: HD Video( 46.7 )
- Project Source Files (Layers Link)( )
- Brushes: HD Video( 65.6 )
- Project Source Files (Brushes Link)( 31.6 )
- Blending: HD Video( 75.9 )
- Project Source Files (Blending Link)( 31.6 )
- Detailing: HD Video( 67.1 )
- Project Source Files (Detailing Link)( 31.6 )
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