Intro to Digital Imaging and Painting

With a focus on improving their drawing and illustration skills, students in this freshman foundation drawing and painting class go from learning and using very basic Photoshop tools to feeling comfortable executing advanced Photoshop techniques. The goal of the class is two fold: 1- improve your drawing and illustration skills and 2- become as comfortable using Photoshop as they would with a traditional media such as pencil, chalk or paint. Below is a small selection of the exercises we did step-by-step together in class to prep students for their weekly homework assignments.

Selections
Pen Tool
Drawing
Drawing with the Pen Tool
Drawing with only vector objects
Using adjustment layers
Intro to textures
Drawing children's book characters
Type
3D Type
Clone Stamp/Healing Brush Tool
Actions
Filters
Puppet Warp