Best Free Digital Art Courses

Find the best online Free Digital Art Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Free Digital Marketing Basics Course

It's time for Digital Transformation

Created by Sorav Jain - CEO of echoVME

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Students: 106929, Price: Free

Have you learnt Digital Marketing? You haven’t? Well, not to worry! Here is an opportunity for you to start everything from the scratch. I have made 21+ Free Video Lessons to Empower the world and embrace people with my knowledge in digital marketing and my passion for teaching.

I am in a mission to reach out to people and tell them Digital has a business side and it can be used for a purpose.

Like how you define the purpose of Life, I believe you should also define the purpose of Digital Life and here are those 21 lessons that you shall get every single day to master Digital Marketing.

Digital Marketing Fundamentals with Live Projects

Jump Start Your Career Growth & Earning Potential. Learn Digital Marketing from Global Experts.

Created by Sangeeta Kumar - Vice President Training

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Students: 98261, Price: Free

This course introduces Concepts of Digital Marketing. It provides formats, hands-on experience and worksheets to create digital marketing strategies in consonance with business objectives. It gives a complete knowledge of the channels of digital marketing so that a marketer can decide which channel would be the most profitable for the business. Identifying KPIs in digital marketing are important and in this course I will show you how to identify KPIs..

The course aims to introduce digital marketing concepts and provide a systematic overview of all channels and components of digital marketing. Digital marketing is an integral part of any marketing process. By itself it is completely specialized and extremely vast.

Complete with formats and worksheets, that you can apply instantly.

Photoshop Fundamentals

The power of the digital art standard at your finger tips

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 88659, Price: Free

If you’ve ever wanted to try digital painting, but you’re intimidated by photoshop, this course is for you! We’ll go through all of the software’s core functions and tools in a series of easy-to-follow lessons that will have you up and running in no time.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, this course is absolutely FREE! So enroll today and let's get you on board with Photoshop! 

Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step

Cartoon Drawing Lessons: An Inspiring Art Experience for Young Artists. Follow Me as I Teach Beginners How to Draw!

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 80311, Price: Free

Do you know a young artist who is interested in learning how to draw cartoons?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence?   

The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with young artists in mind, this drawing course is suitable for ALL AGES. The teaching process used is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight students into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome (in this course, usually a cute cartoon animal) is achieved. Young artists may then apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course is designed to give new artists the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help :)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Art Fundamentals – Building Blocks of Digital Painting

A beginner's guide to the building blocks of digital art

Created by Hardy Fowler - Professional Illustrator & Concept Artist

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Students: 72490, Price: Free

This course distills semesters of art school into series of fun, engaging and succinct lessons. We’ll go over all of the core concepts and terminology that you’ll need to start understanding and creating art like a professional and I’ll even teach you my habits for success! Anyone who has a passion for art, but may not know all of the technical terminology or concepts - you have come to the right place.

These lessons are the building blocks that you will carry forward to the incredibly cool digital painting courses that we offer. Best of all, if you enroll today, this course is FREE!

2D Game Art for Non-Artists

Create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give your work depth

Created by 3D BUZZ Programming and Digital Art training - 

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Students: 54281, Price: Free

In this series, your instructor, Steve Curtis is going to demonstrate how to harness the power of Photoshop to get beautiful 2D art work for games, even if you've never created art before. This is High-Rez art designed to look like modern graphics but with that old school feel. Although it isn't pixel art, the graphics created could certainly be sized down to create art that has that pixel art feel. This course uses Photoshop, however GIMP and similar programs should suffice. No tablet is required, all of the art in this series was created using only a mouse.

We will create beautiful cartoon art with a modern edge, and harness light and shading techniques to give our work depth.

Illustrating with Adobe Illustrator CS3

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Proces

Created by Jonathon Levin - Digital Art and Design Instructor

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Students: 43355, Price: Free

This is aimed to guide High School Students in Mr. Levin's Digital Art and Design Course through the Illustration Process. You will walk through some of the best practices for working with layers, tracing and outlining an image and then explore some ideas for colors, fills and special effects.

Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes

Take Your Digital Paintings to the Next Level

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 42418, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to digitally paint eyes that make your art come alive? Or maybe you’re on a quest to understand the structure of the eye and incorporate it into your drawings? In any case you’ve come to the right place.

The 'Digitally Painting and Drawing Eyes Course' will show you how to paint realistic eyes that will take your art to the next level. The techniques taught in this course can be translated into any program that uses a layer system from Photoshop to Manga Studio to ProCreate which is what I use. This course will enhance or give you skills in the world of digital painting - or your money back!

The course is your track to building a solid understanding of the eye and how to paint and draw it! Whether for your own content or for other peoples projects.

So what else is in it for you?

You’ll be taken from basic anatomical understanding and structure to believable and engaging eyes in your paintings, from beginner to expert

You’ll gain instant access to all of the course. You’ll also gain access to all of my files I create though out the course for you to use how ever you like. These assets can be used to study and trace over or as inspiration and reference for your own paintings.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step, the process of creating realistic eyes. It will equip you with the knowledge to create stunning images and concept art!

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to start creating today!

Introduction To Fluid Art

5 Steps To Becoming a Paint Pouring Artist

Created by Rick Cheadle - Artist/Instructor

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Students: 30410, Price: Free

Also known as paint pouring, flow art, liquid art.etc.

Is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid)consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together  to make interesting and visually  organic motifs. This type of art is fun for all ages. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. I will share with you:

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voice over introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well.

  • How to set up your paint pouring studio on a budget
  • complete supplies list
  • share all the techniques that I use like; dirty pour flip cup, puddle pours, swipe technique and more.

I will show you how to properly handle and care for your art

I will show you how to protect your artwork

The bonus section will have plenty of resources to refer to with information about mixing ratios, paint density and more

 Bonus Video footage of 16 minutes raw studio experiments with swipe technique!

Some of the videos are just me working with little or no talking. FYI

I'm here to help you become a confident Fluid Painting Artist..  Enroll in my Udemy Course Today! 


Cartoon Drawing: For The Absolute Beginner!

Take your stick-man and upgrade it into a 3D character!

Created by Mitchell Bouchard - B.S, Host @RedCapeLearning 415,000 + Students

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Students: 27229, Price: Free

No previous drawing knowledge is required to start.

In this course you will learn to think like an artist and draw a cartoon guy named Tommy Toon by building up simple 3D shapes. This will give you some firm groundwork to begin learning how to design your own characters and draw from your head.

Drawing cartoons is a great first step in learning to draw without fully mastering anatomy and texture detail. Look for my  "Ultimate Cartoon Drawing" course where I teach more advanced techniques so you can bring your characters to the next level!

Don't forget to claim your FREE Art Lesson *BOOSTER PACK*! 
Get your link inside.

I'll see you in the course!

Digital Painting Series Ep0. Dragon Bust

Learn to paint step by step. From amateur to master.

Created by Austin Batchelor - Concept Artist and Illustrator

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Students: 22828, Price: Free

You’ll learn every step to creating an awesome digital painting so you can go from beginner to expert!

The Digital Painting Series will show you how to create advanced art that will stand up as professional work. This course will enhance or give you skills in digital painting, or your money back.

Each course in the digital painting series is your track to obtaining digital painting skills like you always knew you should have! Whether for your own projects or to create art as a professional.

Each course in the series covers on painting demo that goes step by step through how to create a digital painting. Each one will have a bonus lecture at the end where I share a quick tip or trick to help you with your painting skills.  This course is the first one in the series and is free for anyone to take! It will cover how to paint a colorful dragon bust and the bonus section goes over how to paint gemstones. So what else is in it for you?

You’ll gain instant access to all 3 sections of the course.

The course is setup to quickly take you through step by step my process of creating a digital painting.

Don’t believe me? I offer you a full money back guarantee within the first 30 days of purchasing the course.

All at your fingers tips instantly.

  • The course starts with the basics. We'll start with an underdrawing or sketch and prepare it for painting.

  • Next you’ll learn how to paint in grayscale in order to get accurate values and prep the image for color.

  • Once you’ve learned that we'll go over how to add color to bring your painting to life.

  • Then you are going to learn how to use layers and different blend modes as well making image adjustments to your painting

  • Lastly is the bonus section that goes over how to paint sparkling gemstones.

What else will you get?

- Personal contact with me, the course tutor

- Lifetime access to course materials

- Full length painting demo

This all comes under one convenient easy to use platform. Plus you will get fast, friendly, responsive support on the Udemy Q&A section of the course or direct message.

I will be here for you every step of the way!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and change your art world today!

Practical Game Development in Unity 4: Level 1

A beginner-friendly, pragmatic approach to building video games in the Unity game engine!

Created by 3D BUZZ Programming and Digital Art training - 

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Students: 17772, Price: Free

This video series is all about the practical approach to using the tools made available to us in Unity 4 to create our very own video game! We will be creating a Missile Commander clone; which allows us to explore many of the techniques we can employ in our own projects: such as collision detection, asset management, level management, basic GUI implementation, particle effects and more!

The purpose of this series is to lead by example; and as a result, everything we discuss will be put to immediate use in the form of completing our game.

Beginners Digital Illustration with Krita

Get started digital painting for free with Krita

Created by Paul Gieske - Teacher and Engineer

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Students: 13685, Price: Free

Welcome to Section 1 of my course Essentials of Digital Illustrations with Krita.

This section is absolutely free, but it consists of only the first section of the course.

This section is targeted at the complete beginner and covers taking the first steps in digital illustration.

Krita is a highly acclaimed digital painting software, and it is completely free and open source. If you want to get started in digital illustration without splurging on license fees then this is a great place to start. Once you have gained confidence digital painting you can easily and painlessly switch over to commercial software if you want. (Or you can continue using Krita of course!)

Contents of this section:

  • Get started creating simple doodles
  • Learn about basic brushes and create your first wood texture
  • Learn about the basic tools available to Krita
  • Learn to make a basic sketch
  • Add color, shading and highlighting
  • Lots of tips
  • Lots of exercises

Want more free goodies? Check out my youtube channel: Open Source Tutor 

Update: Krita version 4.0 comes with a brand new set of default brushes! This is great on the whole, but makes the videos a bit confusing! So I added some extra videos to help.

Photoshop Beginner Class | Digital Painting

Your First Digital Painting

Created by Kemane Ba - Illustrator/Animator

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Students: 13474, Price: Free

Getting started can be quite intimidating! In this class however, we will cover all things you need to know to get right in to digital painting in no time.  While keeping a strong focus on understanding the basics, we're already establishing the use of shortcuts and simple techniques that even experienced artists have in their tool-bag!  You're provided with the following Class materials:

  • Basic Support via Discord 

  • PSD Files

Acrylic Art Painting Techniques BASICS

Learn to paint with acrylics - BEGINNERS

Created by KR Moehr - Artist

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Students: 9677, Price: Free

Basics Tutorials - Beginners, newbie artists or creators or who have dabbled and want more in-depth understand of how to make acrylics perform. on. command!

We cover:

  • Brushes and tools

  • Acrylic mediums - what does what

  • How to thin your acrylics (without water) and make them flow

  • How to create an archival artwork - STEP ONE

  • How to keep your palette workable for days

    This course contains short segments on tips and techniques; not full training.

Paint an Easy Haunted House with Watercolors

Beginner friendly halloween watercolor class with line art template. Learn to paint a haunted house in less than a hour!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 7203, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to paint a haunted house easily, but you don’t have much experience with watercolors?

Hi, I’m Eliza, the Watercolor Witch and I now serve more than 4000 watercolor enthusiastic students all around the globe.

I’m focusing on easy-to-paint watercolor projects, so if you take this course I’ll teach you how to paint this fun haunted house within an hour.

In the course I’m going to talk about:

  • How to trace the line art to the watercolor paper

  • -How to sketch a successful underdrawing

  • What it takes to make it look like an old building

  • How to apply the colors to the painting

While in other courses you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class I included a downloadable line art template, so you can spare yourself from the dissappointment of a messed up line drawing.

There is nothing to risk, here all you need to do is enjoy the painting process!

So it’s time to take action!

Grab your brushes and start painting now!

See you in the course!

Photoshop: Learn Digital Painting Basics in Photoshop

Photoshop: Learn the software and use a Wacom tablet to easily start creating beautiful digital paintings in Photoshop.

Created by Adam Zollinger - Digital Artist & Instructor - 3ds Max / V-Ray / Photoshop

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Students: 6827, Price: Free

Photoshop Painting is fun and relatively easy. Follow along with me and I will show you exactly how to create your first Photoshop portrait using a pen tablet (Wacom or equivalent).

*NOTES:

  • The current price is an introductory rate, and will go up as more lectures are added.
  • More technique videos are coming soon
  • You do not need to know Photoshop to take this course. I will quickly cover the basics before moving into more advanced information.
  • ***30 Day Money Back Guarantee*** No questions asked. If you hate the class, just return it. No risk.


What You Will Learn

By the end of this course you will feel comfortable painting in Photoshop using various different techniques. You will also have a good understanding of PS tools and workflows in general. Specifically, I will be demonstrating how to paint a simple "watercolor" portrait from start to finish, but along the way you will pick up on many other techniques that will help you to feel comfortable coming up with your own unique creations. I also discuss techniques for different kinds of paint like oil and acrylic. The course is meant to give you a comprehensive introduction to digital painting while following along with my project.

Course Structure

  • In this course we will start from the beginning, for those of you who are not familiar with PS. I will go over the UI basics, show how to download PS if you need to, and go over which pen tablet is best for you. There is a link to a fantastic buyers guide if you don't already have a pen tablet input device (They are absolutely necessary to do any serious painting in PS. Cost: $30 - $500 -- cheap ones work fine for this course).
  • Next I will show you the basic techniques of mimicking different kinds of paint, and continue to teach you about the various tools in PS and how to use them.
  • The next section will go over how to setup our file and our layers in order to be ready for painting. By this point we will also have our custom brushes ready, and our UI optimized for painting.
  • Finally, we will start laying down some paint on our digital "canvas". You will watch me paint in real time while I explain my thought process and the PS tools that I am using. I will also throw in some time lapse video of me painting, so you can see the entire process.
  • To finish of the course, you will be instructed how to polish off your painting with some finishing touches. We will go over things like texture overlays, adjustment layers, blending modes, etc.

Why Take This Course?

Take this course if you think digital painting sounds fun, because you're right, it is. Also, if you want to someday pursue a career in any kind of digital art, this is a great starting point for you. You will never regret learning Photoshop. It is used in so many different applications. This particular application is fun and rewarding. Trust me, even you can create beautiful imagery in Photoshop. Just follow along.

Join Now

I can't wait to get started as your teacher. I'll see you in class.

**Send me a message if you have any questions about the course or want to know about upcoming deals.

Getting Started with Corel Painter and Paint Shop Pro

Jump start your Paint Shop Pro photo editing skills & Learn to use Wacom tablets to create digital art

Created by Stone River eLearning - 500,000+ Happy Udemy Students

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Students: 6417, Price: Free

The course "Getting Started with Corel Painter and Paint Shop Pro"has two distinct sections:

Section 1. Using Corel PaintShop Pro for basic image manipulation

This part dives right in to photo editing techniques with Corel's Paint Shop Pro X8. Here's what will be covered in this section:

  • Turning average looking photos into studio quality head shots
  • Using tonal tools to create great looking outdoor shots
  • Using effects to create Instagram style photos
  • Turning a photo into a painting

Section 2. Using Corel Painter and a Wacom tablet for basic digital art creation

This short series gives students a few projects to work on using the latest Wacom Intuos tablet and Corel Painter 2016. You will learn how to get your tablet set up for creating art, and how to use Corel Painter to draw and paint effectively to create visually stunning digital art in just minutes.

This course includes a drawing project and a painting project for you to hone your art skills using a tablet.

While absolute beginners can follow along with this course and create real art by the end, some experience using a tablet and stylus and Corel software is helpful.

This course is ideal for beginners to Corel software, or beginners to image manipulation and digital art. 

Creating Digital Art on Procreate on iPad

Getting started creating digital art

Created by Jayson Lecuyer - A natural artist

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Students: 4402, Price: Free

You will learn the tools you need to begin digital art on your iPad. I will cover what I use to create my digital art starting with an iPad Pro 12.9 and an Apple Pencil. I will show you how to use the tools of Procreate from layers to brushes to how to easily undo and redo something. You will also learn how to create simple shapes and fill them in with color.

Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN

Create 6 Step-By-Step Drawing & Watercolor Painting Projects! Designed Especially for Beginner Artists of All Ages.

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 4395, Price: Free

Do you know a budding artist who would enjoy learning how to draw and watercolor paint?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence? 

The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is suitable for ALL AGES. With a total of 6 fun and unique drawing and watercolor painting projects, students will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Draw the Subject

  • Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Subject and the Background

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight beginners into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course is designed to give beginners the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • thick white paper (watercolor paper works great!)

  • watercolor paints

  • paintbrushes

  • crayons or oil pastels

  • pencil with eraser

  • paper towels

  • paper plate

  • table salt

  • bowls of water

  • mat to protect workspace

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help:)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing and Watercolor Painting course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Learn Paintstorm for digital painting

Learn this amazing software

Created by Neil Fontaine - Art Instructor, Professional Painter, Writer

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Students: 3766, Price: Free

Hi, welcome to Learn Paintstorm for digital painting where you will learn how to navigate and use Paintstorm. I’m Neil Fontaine, a professional painter both digitally and traditionally with over 73,000 happy students.

I will teach you everything you need to know about how to use Painstorm for digital painting.

By the end of this course, you will fully understand how to use Painstorm so you can start creating wonderful pieces of art.

In this course, we will learn how to create new brushes, how to customize brushes, how to use all the tools to create traditional-looking paintings. That is where this software excels and why it is my favorite painting software. The way Painstorm blends colors makes me feel like I am painting. No other software does that for me, which allows me to use traditional techniques.

This course is for the beginning to the advanced painter that wishes to use this awesome software and have more fun painting traditional looking paintings. Feel free to look through the course. I will see you inside.

Draw digital art portraits – How to draw an eye

Using any art software and only 4 standard brushes, learn to draw digital portraits

Created by Marc Cronin - Art Instructor

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Students: 3183, Price: Free

Draw perfect digital portraits, every time

Often we get overwhelmed by the number of brushes available to us within our art software.

This can distract us from producing amazing artwork.

This course teaches you how to get results no matter what art package we are using with only 4 standard brushes that are available in all art software.

By simplifying the process, and focusing on the art and not the tools, we can use these simple tips and techniques to produce digital portraits that will amaze your friends.

You will learn:

  • How to set up any art software for portrait drawing.

  • Warming up exercises - improve your curves and lines with these simple ways to get your hand working.

  • Sketch accurately to be able to draw a perfect likeness every time.

  • Working with a colour palette.

  • Step by step guide on drawing an eye from a picture.

Improve your portrait artwork quickly with this free digital portrait course.

Advertising Art Direction design techniques and planning

Become an art director by learning advanced design techniques, photo manipulation and UX best practices for the web

Created by Tudor Mardar - Senior Art Director

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Students: 2683, Price: Free

JOIN 1123 CURRENT STUDENTS THAT ARE EAGER TO LEARN ALL ABOUT PHOTO MANIPULATION, UX PRINCIPLES AND ADVERTISING ART DIRECTION DESIGN TECHNIQUES AND PLANNING.

Join the first complete and real advertising design and photo manipulation course, combined with UX best practices on the web and learn how to create successful advertising design campaigns for your clients or for your products.

Learn advanced photo manipulation, art direction techniques and UX principles from more than 80 lectures and more than 2.5 hours of real-time recorded content. The course is based on more than 8 years experience in web design and art direction, with real clients and real problem solving.

  1. Do you want to learn advanced photo manipulation?
  2. Do you want to learn the advanced design techniques that art directors use?
  3. Are you interested in starting or evolving your career as a web designer or art director?
  4. Would you like to be able to create a successful advertising design campaign from the first try?
  5. Do you want to learn the best practices of UX design?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then join the course today.

This course is a complete learning experience for what design advertising design really is. The structure of the course is divided into theoretical and practical sections. All design theory lectures have practical examples and real applications.

The course contains all source materials used (Photoshop and Flash* files) and also a lot more design resources that will help you in your work.

*applies for Animate. All files are compatible with Adobe Animate.

Enroll now and start learning!

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Procreate 5X – All New Features (on the iPad)

Procreate 5X on the iPad new features explained - stay up-to-date with the new version of this great digital art app

Created by Tamas Benko - Instructor

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Students: 2380, Price: Free

At the end of September 2020, Procreate released a new version called Procreate 5X with a bunch of new features on the iPad. I’d like to make sure you are up-to-date with this digital drawing and painting app because it has some very exciting new features.

Some of them will make your art creation process easier, and some of them bring new amazing possibilities.

List of features discussed

  • Text scribble - You can use handwriting to enter text in Procreate from now

  • Private Layer - Layers set to private will be hidden in the time-lapse video

  • Reference Companion - Handling your reference images will be much easier from now on

  • Instant Palette & SwatchDrop - Create your color palette from reference images instantly

  • Color Fill With Selection Tool - Fill your shapes with color on the go

  • Transform Bounding Box Adjust & Snapping - Transforming selection has become easier and more sophisticated

  • Blur Brushes - New possibilities for digital painting

  • QuickMenu Profiles - You can create multiple QuickMenu groups for sketching, drawing, or painting

  • New Copy & Paste popup menu - A better experience of  clipboard functions

  • New Adjustments & Pencil Filters (Gradient Map, Bloom, Glitch, Halftone, Chromatic Aberration) - New amazing features for digital artwork adjustments

  • Procreate Widget - A quicker access to Procreate on your iPad's home screen

  • Transparent Background Animation - Create transparent animated GIFs for this new function

  • FacePaint - Have some fun and share your artistic videos with your friends

Enroll in this course now for FREE and enjoy Procreate 5X new features on your iPad!

Projection Mapping on iOS and Android

Learn the art or digital projection mapping

Created by Wayne Sables - Filmmaker | Digital Artist | Teacher

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Students: 2320, Price: Free

In this course we will learn projection mapping on the iPad using an app called DynaMapper.

DynaMapper a paid app and is available on both iOS and android so if you have an android tablet you can still do this course.

What do you finish this course if you find you have an appetite for learning more projection mapping I have some more courses available through this platform please do check them out.

Artistic Digital Portrait Painting

Concise and unique course on digitally painting photo-realistic portraits for beginners to advanced

Created by EITCA Academy - European IT Certification Academy

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Students: 1604, Price: Free

A practical and complete course on painting appealing and photo-realistic digital portraits by an experienced digital artist specialized in portraiting.

The course contains 10 parts, each part under 10 minutes of video content, featuring a beginner to advanced introduction to the techniques and best practices in painting artistic digital portraits. The program of the course is following:

  1. Skin tones: choosing skin colours, creating palettes, using the colour wheel in graphic software to help choose the right tones, using non-standard colours for skin.

  2. Eyes: eye shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the eye painting.

  3. Noses: nose shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the nose painting.

  4. Lips: lips shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the lips painting.

  5. Ears: ears shapes and proportions, anatomy, perspective, application of shadows, walk-through of the whole process on the ear painting.

  6. Hair: basic hair shaping, work from basic shapes to details, matching the hairstyle shape to the face.

  7. How to work with references (portrait edition): the use of reference photos, techniques for recreating characters from photos, useful vs. useless parts of the reference photos, using one vs. many photos, the use of 3D software.

  8. Sculpting approach to painting: painting without the use of a sketch and guide lines, "building/sculpting" the painting and treating it as clay that can be distorted, cut, rebuilt, reshaped at any time.

  9. Smart rendering: indicating when it is worth to focus on details and when it is unnecessary, deliberately leaving "unfinished" objects/parts of a painting to achieve specific results.

  10. Light and shadow as an aftereffect: adding "dramatic" light effects at the end of the painting process (when it's finished/almost finished), "saving" an average work with interesting character lighting, overview of useful layers.

Architectural Digital Drawing : House

Learn how to make simple yet impactful architectural art

Created by Mila Duncheva - Architectural educator

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Students: 1587, Price: Free

Are you interested in architecture or built environment design? Have you always wanted to draw buildings but are too daunted by pen and paper?

Start your architectural digital drawing journey with  me, Mila Duncheva. I have a PhD in Architecture, a Batchelor of Arts in Architecture and am so passionate about teaching that I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have been drawing continuously for the past 10 years and am experienced online learning content creator. Drawing has helped me progress my career and also relieve pressure in times of stress. I want drawing to help you just as it has helped me.

I will guide you step by step to digitally draw a house using architectural drawing logic. From the experience you will get a sense for perspective, linework and adding colour and texture. You will complete a drawing to a professional standard and will gain valuable skills such as analytical thinking and creative problem solving.

Enjoy every minute of this architectural digital drawing course!

Mila

Video music credit: Tiny people by Alexei de Bronche

Art of Balance Basic Training: Stay Sane in an Insane World

Basic Guide to Beating Stress and Anxiety, Building Resilience, and Bouncing Back When Life Throws You a Curveball

Created by David J. Bookbinder - Life Coach and Psychotherapist

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Students: 1053, Price: Free

What brings you here today?

Are you stressed out? Does life seem harder than it should? Or, are you just trying to keep your life on track?

Either way, you've come to the right place.

The Battle for Balance is a life or death struggle. Stay balanced, and we enjoy life to the fullest. Lose balance, and life gets hard, fast.

In Art of Balance Basic Training: Stay Sane in an Insane World, life coach and therapist David J. Bookbinder shows you how to stay on top of the forces that unbalance us, recover quickly if you get knocked down, and be prepared whenever life throws you a curveball.

Art of Balance Basic Training doesn't just "give a man a fish," so he can eat that day. It teaches you how to fish.

Time-tested self-help tools and techniques are integrated into a system that helps you create your own tools, develop your own techniques, refine your own strategies -- and become the master of your destiny.

The Art of Balance System introduced in this free course is flexible and adaptable. You can use it to handle both chronic problems that can take you down a little at a time and sudden events that knock you flat. Here are a few examples.

You'll learn the core principles and strategies for staying centered when life hits you hard:

  • Romantic breakup

  • Job loss

  • Financial crisis

  • Illness or accident

  • Loss of someone close

And also how to tackle chronic stresses:

  • Work/Life imbalance

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Medical issues

  • Addictions

As you master the Art of Balance System, you'll recognize when your balance is shaky -- before you fall. And you'll boost your emotional resilience, so you can stay steady on your feet, whatever happens next.

You have nothing to lose -- it's free! So start now!

Lecture by lecture, you'll develop a personal system you can apply to whatever you may be facing now, and also to the unknowns down the road. With the help of the Art of Balance system and David J. Bookbinder's expert guidance, you'll move forward through your life with confidence, and have a spring in your step that won't get unsprung. 

Click the Buy Now button to start the journey to a balanced life now and in the future.

Photoshop For Social Media – Step By Step

Creating Social Media Content in Adobe - Youtube, Instagram and Facebook. All the step by step for beginners.

Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician

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Students: 813, Price: Free

My name is Gabriel Felix. Today you will learn some very useful tips and tricks on how to edit and retouch photos for your Social Media profiles like a pro with Adobe Photoshop.

Currently, I have more than 50 thousand students in different online platforms using my classe.

In this course i will teach you how to create social media arts to photoshop. All the step by step!!

You will find lessons about:

*Create covers and thumbnails for Facebook, Youtube videos and more.

*How to use Smart Objects to easily replace and transform images.

*How to work with colors and gradients.

*Get to know smart objects and why they will change your workflow.

*Understand how to create brush patterns, an advanced technique.

*Understand the most important tools of Photoshop.

*Photo Editing for Social Media.

and several other lessons.

After enrolling in this course, you'll create step by step more than 12 projects for social media, designing and practicing while learning!

It doesn't matter what photoshop version you have.

This is an easy set of tutorials. Save yourself the time and effort to learn all the step by step!

Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

Wildlife Art Underwater

The Ultimate Blending Challenge in Acrylic

Created by Sarah McComb-Turbitt - Wildlife Artist and MSc Marine Biologist

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Students: 139, Price: Free

Welcome to Wildlife Art Underwater!

Achieving smooth underwater scenes is a challenge when using a quick-drying medium like acrylic paint.

Join me and learn how to master blending, create simple yet realistic lighting effects underwater, and apply a few tips to make your main subject fit right in its environment and save a lot of time in your painting.

Whether you are a beginner or advance painter, this class has something for everyone.

For your class project, paint a Pacific white-sided dolphin alongside me or substitute it for your favourite underwater animal. By the end of this class, you will be a blending master!

This project has 3 main goals to share in your project gallery:

1. Master the art of underwater lighting and create a great background

2. Plan the composition of your painting using chalk and share your sketch

3. Paint an animal in the foreground and present your finished piece!

Completing the class project is the best way to practice the techniques covered in this class. Paint a Pacific white-sided dolphin alongside me or substitute it for your favourite underwater animal using the links below.

Finished your class project? Tag me on Instagram @sarahoceanartist, and I will share it with my followers!!

You can also find me on LinkedIn & Twitter @ArtistSarahMT