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Digital Illustration Using a Graphics Tablet
9 Weeks | $295 | Online

Learn to maximize the drawing and painting tools inside professional art and design programs while using a graphics tablet. Graphics tablets offer intuitive controls over brushes that emulate natural media while increasing precision and speed. This class will cover the desktop/laptop versions of drawing and painting applications including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Autodesk Sketchbook and Krita. This class will not cover drawing and painting apps for mobile devices such as Procreate for ipad or Clip Studio for Android.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to use a graphics tablet to create drawings, paintings and illustrations
  • The ability to navigate using tablet and pen shortcuts
  • How to make custom brushes optimized for graphics tablets

What You will Need:


Quarters Offered: Winter | Online
Course Fee: $295
Prerequisite: none
Materials: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is strongly recommended. Students will work from home and must possess their own computer, graphics tablet and software.
Note: Class will meet weekly on Monday’s from 6-7pm via Zoom. The rest of the course will be taught online asynchronous using Canvas. Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu

Course Number: ART-40651
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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