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1st March 2016, 01:05 PM
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Re: Digital Painting Courses Online

Computer Graphics Master Academy (CGMA) is a leading provider of online digital art education. Through CG Master Classes and low-cost Master Workshops, it provides comprehensive instruction for Concept Art, Illustration, and Entertainment Design.

Digital Painting Course Curriculum

It is an introduction to digital painting and color composition for film and animation. In it one discover the process of how to deconstruct the picture plane through film studies, reproductions of master works, and the widely used- but often understated -industry standard technique of 'Photobashing'.

Course work cover color theory, perspective, and the use of brushes & textures in Photoshop (this includes: creating images of characters, props, or vehicles using photo overlays in Photoshop).

Week 1:
Introduction to Photoshop and Film Studies: Film composition for drama and story, understanding cinematic lighting and composition.

Week 2:
Photoshop Brushes and Textures: Interpretations of photographic reference of a variation of textures to develop an understanding of what elements make up specific textures as well as to continue to develop an understanding of Photoshop brushes.

Week 3:
Values: Use of values to create order and structure in a painting. Limited black and white thumbnail values studies referencing master paintings, film compositions and from imagination.

Week 4:
Master Copies and use of Color for creating a composition and a focal point

Week 5:
Color and Lighting for drama and story (cinematic and old masters).

Week 6:
Finishing a Painting: Techniques to finish and refine a painting with examples shown

Week 7:
Lighting Scenarios: Color and light during different times of day and how it affects surfaces and creates different moods. Techniques for creating these lighting effects

Week 8:
Photobashing: Incorporating photos as part of the process of image creating.

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