Get started with digital art and painting in Photoshop with this complete, clear and easy-to-follow guide from professional artist, Jade Mere.


This video course has been produced exclusively for Pencil Kings and is specially designed to help you make real progress with your art.

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Meet Your Instructor

Professional artist and illustrator, Jade Mere, specializes in combining vibrant paintings of big cats and other animals with themes of emotion, surrealism and mythology. She’s just about to release her first graphic novel and has produced work for book covers, trading card games, and private client commissions during her career so far.


Learn how to create a digital painting in Photoshop from start to finish, including an intro to brushes, layers and easy color-mixing techniques.

Watch This Course and Learn:

  • How to arrange your workspace and layers
  • How to get your ideas onto canvas by using the right reference photos
  • How to plan your painting and establish the main tonal values
  • How to use brushes, mix colors, and create realistic lighting effects

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Course Lesson Plan

(click the modules below for full details on each one)

Learn how to find your way around Photoshop quickly and easily in this introduction to digital painting. See how arrange your layers and select the right brushes for your painting to help you get the best possible results.

Learn how to plan out your painting beforehand and establish the tones and values of your subject. Doing this will save you lots of time later, and result in a well-balanced composition.

What are the different stages of a digital painting? In this module, you’ll learn how to turn your ideas into a finished painting by sourcing useful reference photos and seeing how a painting changes in each stage of the process.

See how Jade approaches her digital paintings and follow along with the exact techniques she uses. You’ll discover how to take an idea from a rough initial sketch into a finished painting you can be proud of.