Time to get Digital

This is a fundamental Photoshop course designed specifically for people who want to learn to paint in Photoshop but who have never used Photoshop before. The video lessons are broken down into short simple segments demonstrating a few tools. Will uses Photoshop CC in the videos but the lessons and tools apply to PS5 and PS6 as well. This video is designed to give you the foundation you need so you can begin to learn more advanced techniques in other tutorials.

This is a pre-recorded class and is ready to download right now. The frog drawing comes in a download so you can follow along - it is found at the bottom of the streaming player window. Run time approx. 2 hrs 33 min.

In this class you will learn:

  • Setting up your workstation

  • Opening and sizing a document

  • Opening a scanned pencil sketch

  • How to use the layers pallet

  • Navigating with the hand, rotation, canvas size

  • How to edit images/ smart images

  • Brushes, opacity, flow, shape dynamics, transfer

  • Color swatches, color pallet

  • Painting assets on different layers for animation

  • Painting start to finish

Materials needed:

 To learn to paint in photoshop you will need Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC, a graphics tablet like Wacom Intuos or graphics monitor like Wacom Cintiq. There are many brands of monitors and tablets to chose from. SVSLearn suggests looking at reviews before you buy.

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About the Instructor

Will Terry

Illustrator

Will Terry

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 26 years. He got his start working for magazines and newspapers in the Washington D.C. area. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, WSJ and ads for Sprint, Pizza Hut, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for a number of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin. When he's not mountain biking, hiking, or snowboarding he works out of the svslearn.com office in Provo Utah. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • BP 1 intro
    • BP 2 opening and sizing
    • BP 3 opening a scanned sketch
    • BP 4 layers
    • BP 5 hand rotate
    • BP 6 lasso
    • BP 7 liquify
    • BP 8 brushes opacity
    • BP 9 color swatches
    • BP 10 animation
    • BP 11 red frog
    • Downloads
  • 11

    Videos

  • 2.8

    Hours

  • 1

    PDF

Reviews

Nice Introduction

Heather Boyd

Pen Pressure turn on Photoshop was so nice! All the short controls are massively helpful. Now I can continue to work on blending without mixer brush and opa...

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Pen Pressure turn on Photoshop was so nice! All the short controls are massively helpful. Now I can continue to work on blending without mixer brush and opacity/size changing is beneficial to blending. Thanks again!

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Excellent intro

Stephanie Soong

Will Terry did an excellent job going through the basic functions of photoshop. I luckily already know quite a bit of photoshop, but still learned quite a ha...

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Will Terry did an excellent job going through the basic functions of photoshop. I luckily already know quite a bit of photoshop, but still learned quite a handful of nifty tips and tricks. I appreciated his walk through and equipping you to get started with drawing. I was also mindblown by the animation walk through! Well done with this course!

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Amazing Beginners Class!

First Last

The videos were broken up really well, which made it easy for me to fit it into my schedule. If i wanted to watch a video on my lunch break, or right before ...

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The videos were broken up really well, which made it easy for me to fit it into my schedule. If i wanted to watch a video on my lunch break, or right before going out, i didnt have to worry about if i had time to start one, and then find a good stopping point if i didnt get to finish it. The line work that was used for the examples was really nice too; engaging, but not too busy.

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Beginning Photoshop

Judy Parker

A fantastic intro to Photoshop! I can't wait to start experimenting.

A fantastic intro to Photoshop! I can't wait to start experimenting.

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