Beginner Digital Art Tutorials

Beginner Digital Art Tutorials

Our series of beginner digital art tutorials are designed for artists who are new to digital painting, or using the Painter software for the first time. They are also helpful for more experienced artists who are looking to streamline their workflow and get the most out their software. We will cover the basics of getting started for any artist, and also provide helpful tips specific to illustrators, photo artists, concept artists and more.

Getting to Know Painter

Achieve painting perfection with the most realistic and professional digital art studio, with unlimited art materials to delight any illustrator, photographer or fine artist. If you are new to digital painting, get started on your artistic journey with this tutorial series and see for yourself why Painter is the top choice of artists worldwide.

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Discover the Joy of Painting® Like Bob Ross®

When working through these tutorials you will learn valuable techniques like color mixing using the same paints that Bob created with. How to paint a simple happy cloud and tree and then put together everything you have learned to create your very own Mystic Mountain masterpiece! If Bob was painting on a computer today he would really love these mystic mountain brushes in Painter® 2018, which were built to mimic his approachable painting style in a digital medium. Best of all, these brushes are extra special because they are endorsed and approved by Bob Ross Inc.©.

Getting Started with Painter

If you are new to digital painting, or an experienced artist using Painter for the first time, this tutorial series is a great place to start. Painter Masters Justin Buus and Jeremy Sutton demonstrate the key tools and techniques, such as setting up a new canvas, choosing brushes, selecting color and setting up your workspace preferences. Mastering these simple tools and techniques will ensure that your digital painting process gets off to a good start.

Concept Art for Beginners

This tutorial series by Painter Master Elite Cliff Cramp will cover the basics of getting started with Painter for beginner concept artists. Begin with a tour of the Painter workspace and get familiar with a variety of tools and options for customizing your workspace. Learn how to build your concept art image starting with a rough sketch to develop the basic shapes and forms, then moving on to adding colors, light source and fine details to complete your artwork.

Fine Art for Beginners

This tutorial series is designed for fine artists who have little or no experience with digital painting. In her Beginner Landscape Painting tutorials, Painter Master Melissa Gallo demonstrates the complete workflow, from setting up your canvas to adding the final touches. Painter Master Karen Bonaker gives you lots of helpful tips for learning how to use panels, palettes, brush controls and layers, and takes a closer look at the properties of some of her favorite brushes.

Illustration for Beginners

This tutorial series by Painter Master Elite Don Seegmiller walks a beginner Illustrator through the concept art design process in Painter. Start with an explanation of concept sketching and how to keep them simple and streamlined, getting creative without distractions, quickly create a range of varied concepts, and then taking the one you like, fill in the details, bring out the colors, add the texture, and finally depth and contrast to finish it up.

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Painter has some amazing tools for photo artists that make it easy to turn your photos and images into a work of art. This tutorial series will cover the basics of getting started with photo art, including setting up your workspace and familiarizing yourself with the tools, using the cloning and auto-painting features and adding the finishing touches. A variety of Painter Masters share their tips and tricks for adding details and creating specific photo art like portraits, still life and landscapes.

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Introduction to Particle Brushes

In this series of tutorials you will learn how to use the new physics-inspired Particle Brushes with the help of Painter artists. Found in Blenders, Cloners and our extensive new Particle Brush category, these brushes let you revel in chaotic creativity or take control for pinpoint precision to create the kind of jaw-dropping art you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re a photo artist, illustrator or traditional painter, no matter what kind of art you create, our new revolutionary Particle Brushes allow you to push your creative vision further.

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