Digital Illustration using a Stylus and Screen


18 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Gain the skills confidence to create your own digital artwork using a tablet Photoshop's drawing painting tools. Through hands-on projects, learn an efficient work flow that will allow you to draw edit your own ideas from scratch.These digital illustrations maybe realistic or highly stylised. The skillscan then be used across a large range of areas - from creating elements for film game design, to concept development for architecture or products, or just for fun. This course runs in a PC lab of Wacom Cintiq screens.

Course content

  • Basic digital drawing skills
  • Perspective grids
  • Principles of lighting
  • Basic colour theory
  • Creating and editing Photoshop brushes
  • Imitating paint, pencil and ink effects
  • Blending modes and filters
  • Applying textures
  • Managing layers, groups and masks
  • Exporting images for print, Instagram and the web
  • Timetable

    There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

    How to enrol

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    Basic computer skills are essential. A basic working knowledge of the Adobe Photoshop interface and drawing skills are beneficial, but not essential.

    Materials supplied

    Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

    Suited to

    The course will suit people who are interested in learning how to illustrate using digital tablets Photoshop. The course will be run in a MS Windows lab with Wacom Cintiq tablets Photoshop software, but the skills will be transferrable to other tablets and the many similar programs.


    On completion, participants should have developed a good understanding of how to use tablets and Photoshop to create and edit digital artwork.

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