Digital Drawing & Design with Adobe Photoshop – Part 2

Take your drawing and illustration skills from paper to digital, understanding the principles of life-drawing (utilizing clothed digital poses and anatomy), perspective (1, 2 and 3-point) and composition. Understand how to design backgrounds and characters that work well when animated. Develop the art of storytelling by thinking sequentially to create storyboards. Apply industry-standard techniques in Adobe Photoshop, including layering, adjusting and masking, using a drawing tablet throughout. Gain an insight into the job opportunities in the animation industry and develop your critical thinking. The essential first step for any budding animator or illustrator.

  • Creative Design
  • 2D Animation
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Accelerators
  • Level 1b
  • 13-18
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Digital Drawing & Design with Adobe Photoshop – Part 2

Take your drawing and illustration skills from paper to digital, understanding the principles of life-drawing (utilizing clothed digital poses and anatomy), perspective (1, 2 and 3-point) and composition. Understand how to design backgrounds and characters that work well when animated. Develop the art of storytelling by thinking sequentially to create storyboards. Apply industry-standard techniques in Adobe Photoshop, including layering, adjusting and masking, using a drawing tablet throughout. Gain an insight into the job opportunities in the animation industry and develop your critical thinking. The essential first step for any budding animator or illustrator.

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  • Creative Design
  • 2D Animation
  • Digital Credential
  • Tech Accelerators
  • Level 1b
  • 13-18
SKU: DMA2A1b Categories: , Tags: ,

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Take your drawing and illustration skills from paper to digital, understanding the principles of life-drawing (utilizing clothed digital poses and anatomy), perspective (1, 2 and 3-point) and composition. Understand how to design backgrounds and characters that work well when animated. Develop the art of storytelling by thinking sequentially to create storyboards. Apply industry-standard techniques in Adobe Photoshop, including layering, adjusting and masking, using a drawing tablet throughout. Gain an insight into the job opportunities in the animation industry and develop your critical thinking. The essential first step for any budding animator or illustrator.

Part 2 of a 2-part course.

This course forms part of Digital Media Academy’s Tech Accelerator program, our deep learning journey for 13-18-year-olds. Tech Accelerators fuse expert instruction with real-world partnerships to get you university- and industry-ready. Over sequential Levels, you’ll curate a portfolio of Real-world Client Briefs from our leading tech and creative partners, attend Industry Masterclasses, get one-to-one Pro Mentor support and build a Career Network. Tech Accelerators: Fuel your 21st-century career.

By the end of this course:

Graduate with character designs, background designs, a detailed storyboard sequence and life drawing examples, all professionally presented in your digital sketchbook.

Throughout this course:

Deep dive into the following areas of Drawing & Design, as meticulously planned by our expert industry professional curriculum designers:

  • Installing & Using a Graphics Tablet
  • Photoshop Basics
  • Custom Brushes
  • Drawing in Photoshop
  • Coloring Line Art
  • Custom Templates
  • Layering & Masks
  • Plugins
  • Color
  • Character Design
  • Masterclass
  • Set Design
  • Concept Art Design
  • Animated GIFs
  • Titles
  • Backgrounds

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)

Hardware:

Software:

N.B. Download and install Adobe software for free. You will receive a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud license from Digital Media Academy to activate the software for the duration of the course.

Other Materials:

  • Medium-sized sketchbook
  • Pencils and pens

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