Best Free Digital Painting Courses

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

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!

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!

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!

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.

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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.

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.