Author Archives: Andrew Blackman

New Course: Digitally Paint Fantastic Giants Walking the Earth

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to improve your digital painting skills while working on a complex fantasy scene? If so, our new course, Digitally Paint Fantastic Giants Walking the Earth, is ideal for you.What You’ll LearnDigital artist Brian Lee will walk you through his process of designing a fantasy scene of giants walking the earth…

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New Course on Lighting in Digital Painting

What You’ll Be CreatingPaying attention to the interplay of light and shadow can help you make your digital paintings look more life-like. So in our new course, How to Digitally Paint Lighting Scenes, digital artist Char Reed will discuss the theory of how light can make or break your digital paintings. You’ll then get practical and…

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New Coffee Break Course on Using Layers and Artboards in Adobe Illustrator

Artboards help you organize your artwork and create multiple versions at different sizes. They’re very handy, and you’ll find yourself using them a lot. Another way to keep things organized is by using layers. Together, these two features can help speed up your workflow and keep things super tidy and organized.In our latest Coffee Break…

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New Course on Photoshop’s Mixer Brush Tool

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you know how to use the Mixer Brush Tool to create more natural-looking digital paintings in Adobe Photoshop?If not, try our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use Photoshop’s Mixer Brush Tool for Digital Painting. In just ten minutes, Envato Tuts+ instructor Monika Zagrobelna will show you how useful the Mixer Brush is and…

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New Coffee Break Course: How to Use the Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop

If you want to get started with digital painting, or if you want a refresher to make sure you’re clear on the basics, try our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use the Brush Tool in Adobe Photoshop.In just ten minutes, Envato Tuts+ Instructor Melody Nieves will help you tackle the basics of the Brush Tool in…

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New Course: Vector Silhouettes for Beginners

Silhouettes are fun, quick and easy projects to take on if you want to learn new tools and processes in any software. In our new course, Vector Silhouettes for Beginners, you’ll learn how to use essential tools in Adobe Illustrator while creating two silhouette-based projects. This course is perfect for beginners with a very basic knowledge of…

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New Course: How to Use Live Shapes in Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWant to learn a new Illustrator skill in just ten minutes?In our new Coffee Break Course, illustrator Simona Pfreundner will introduce you to Live Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC. You’ll get a brief introduction to what Live Shapes are, and then you’ll learn how to create something using this very handy feature.Watch the…

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Take Our New Course on Dynamic Gesture Drawing

What You’ll Be CreatingWant to improve your drawing technique? In our new course, Dynamic Gesture Drawing, digital artist Brian Lee will teach you the fundamentals of gesture drawing step by step. You will learn the importance of refining gestures into lines of action and simple shapes, creating strong silhouettes, effectively using negative space, and projecting ideas from a…

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New Course on Adobe Photoshop’s Smudge Tool

What You’ll Be CreatingThe Smudge Tool is one of the most powerful tools that Adobe Photoshop has to offer. In our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use Photoshop’s Smudge Tool for Digital Painting, digital artist Brian Lee will show you exactly how to use it. You’ll get a brief introduction to the tool and how to set it up…

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New Course: How to Create Monster Art in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to improve your digital painting techniques, while creating a painting of a scarily believable monster? In our new course, How to Create Monster Art in Adobe Photoshop, you will do just that. What You’ll LearnDigital artist Robert Marzullo will explain the proper use of photo reference to give your illustrations a…

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Master the Pen Tool in Your Coffee Break

Struggling with the Pen Tool? Our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator, gives detailed video instructions to help you master one of Illustrator’s trickiest but most useful tools.Envato Tuts+ instructor Simona Pfreundner will show you exactly how to get to grips with the Pen Tool, so you can become more confident and hopefully…

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Coffee Break Course: Using Curves in Adobe Photoshop

Curves are one of the best utilities in Photoshop for making lighting adjustments to an image. This feature may seem complex at first, but once you understand its power, it will become your ‘go to’ feature! In our ten-minute Coffee Break Course, Using Curves in Adobe Photoshop, Envato Tuts+ instructor Kirk Nelson will teach you how to…

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New Course: Creative Concepts in Digital Painting

What You’ll Be CreatingDeveloping unique designs for a project is a special challenge for concept artists and illustrators. A concept for a children’s game will have an entirely different look and feel compared to a design for a horror film. Learning how to change your style to match the property you are designing is a…

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Try Our New Coffee Break Course on the Shaper Tool in Adobe Illustrator

The Shaper Tool in Adobe Illustrator lets you draw shapes with loose, natural gestures that transform into perfect geometric shapes. It also allows you to combine, delete, fill and transform basic shapes to create complex shapes that stay fully editable. In our new Coffee Break Course, How to Use the Shaper Tool in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll get an intensive,…

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New Course: Mastering Script Lettering

Do you want to master script lettering? In our new course, illustrator and designer Scott Biersack will teach you everything you need to know. Within the course you will learn many techniques such as angle, speed, weight, contrast, kerning, flourishing, vectoring, and more. Whether you’re looking to learn from the ground up or trying to perfect your existing process, this course…

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Free Coffee Break Course on Adobe Illustrator’s Curvature Tool

The Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator gives you a new way of drawing smooth curves and straight lines to get just the results you want quickly. In this Coffee Break Course, How to Use the Curvature Tool in Adobe Illustrator, you will learn how easy and useful the Curvature Tool is. If you’ve always had trouble…

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New Course: How to Design Fantasy Vehicles

What You’ll Be CreatingIn our new course you will dive into the amazing world of designing fantasy vehicles. Concept artist Brian Lee will walk you through his process of developing a design as he would in a real production environment. You’ll start with a few simple sketches and end up with a fully rendered fantasy…

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New Course: Surreal Digital Painting

What You’ll Be CreatingWhat story would you like to tell the world? Surrealism is a style that allows you to express your feelings and thoughts on the world through your art. In our new course, Surreal Digital Painting, you’ll learn how to create a symbolic painting inspired by real-life events. What You’ll LearnFirst you’ll learn what surrealism…

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New Course: Create a Surreal Scene With Photo Manipulation

What You’ll Be CreatingPhoto manipulation is the art of transforming ordinary photos into something alluring, unexpected and totally out of the box. In our new course, How to Create a Surreal Scene With Photo Manipulation, you will create a surreal scene using photo-manipulation techniques in Adobe Photoshop. In 12 comprehensive video lessons, Envato Tuts+ instructor Lewis Moorhead…

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New Course: Custom Textures in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDesigners often find themselves having to create a little design, a super cool icon or even a custom text effect. But somehow it just looks a bit flat, a bit cold maybe. So how can you add a bit of life to your creations? It’s simple: use some textures. They are all around…

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