Certificate in Digital Painting


Saban Kumar Maharana


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Course Name : Certificate in Digital Painting

Code(Credit) :ABC01(0+2+2)

Course Description

  1. Digital Painting is a foundation course for the 2D and 3D Animation curriculum. It is intended to provide students with the skills to produce component artwork for future animation, film and game design projects. type of course is practice + project.
  2. Eligibility: Matric pass
  3.  Duration of the course: One and half month, 7 hours per week, practice is to be done in online

Course Objectives

  • To impart knowledge of digital painting by using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator,
  • To achieve proficient technical and aesthetic skills using various tools to generate a broad range of two-dimensional images,
  • To learn basic traditional drawing concepts of basic composition,
  • To using shadow and highlight to create the illusion of volume, and  use atmospheric and linear perspective to create the illusion of space.
  • To create matte paintings will use Adobe tools which match the atmosphere and lighting of film production,

Learning Outcomes

  • This course will help students to prepare for career in story boarding, character designing, matte painting, texturing art etc.,
  • The students can work on graphic design, photo editing, digital illustration for film and television,
  • Learning different Adobe tools will help students to make their own creative products,

Course Syllabus

Module I

Drawing Fundamental:

  • Basic Perspective in Drawing
  • Basic Element of Light, Shadow and Shading
  • Working with Colour Theory

Module II

Adobe Photoshop:

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Understanding the Interface
  • Document Setting
  • Understanding Pixels and Resolution
  • Getting Started with Layers
  • Understanding the Tools
  • Introduction to Colour Correction
  • Creating and working with Brushes              
  • Creating Special Effects
  • Saving with Different File Formats

Module – III

Adobe Illustrator:

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
  • Understanding the Interface
  • Document Setting
  • Understanding the Tools
  • Introducing Layers
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Using the Shape and Transform Tools

Module – IV

Adobe Illustrator:

  • Working with Effects and Filters
  • Working with Gradients, Meshes and colour Blends
  • Type Tool
  • Adding and Formatting Text
  • Moving, Aligning and distributing Objects
  • Saving with Different File Formats


Project List

  • Storyboarding
  • Character Designing.
  • Matte Painting.
  • Digital Illustration for Film/Television.


  1. Drawing Fundamental by Saban Kumar Maharana (Author)
  2. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book Paperback – by Faulkner Andrew (Author), Chavez Conrad (Author).
  3. Adobe Illustrator CC For Dummies 1st Edition-by David Karlins.

Session Plan

Session 1

Drawing Fundamental:

Basic Perspective in Drawing, One Point Perspective, Two Point Perspective, Three Point Perspective, Isometric Perspective, Atmospheric perspective.


Video File: Basic Perspective in Drawing

Session 2 & 3

Practice with Perspectives

Session 4

Understanding of Light, Shadow and Shading


Video File: Basic Element of Light, Shadow and Shading

Session 5

Practice: Object Drawing with Light, Shade and Shading Technique

Session 6

Working with Colour Theory


Video File: Colour Theory

Session 7


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Understanding the Interface, Document Setting.


Video File: Understanding the Interface
Video File: New Document Setting

Session 8


Practice: Document Setting and Understanding Interface

Session 9


Getting started with Layers, Understanding the background layer, Creating, Selecting, Deleting layers, Locking and Merging layers, Layer Style: Blending Mode, Opacity and Fill.


Video File: Getting Started with Layers

Session 10


Practice with Layers

Session 11

Working with Basic Selections Tools: Selecting with the Marquee tool, Using the magic wand and free transform tool, Selecting with the lasso tools.


Video File: Understanding the Tools

Session 12

Practice: Remove the Image background using Selection Tools

Session 13

Using the Brush Tool, Creating and working with Brushes, Using the Pencil and Eraser Tools.


Video File: Understanding the Tools

Session 14

Practice: Create a Landscape Painting Using Brush and Pencil Tools

Session 15

Working with Stamp Tools and Eraser Tools.


Video File: Stamp Tool and Eraser tool

Session 16

Practice with Stamp clone and Eraser Tools

Session 17

Understanding with Alteration Tools.


Video File: Alteration Tools

Session 18

Practice with Healing, Art History, Paint Bucket, Gradient, Blur and Dodge Tools

Session 19

Understanding the Drawing and Selecting Tools


Video File: Understanding the Tools

Session 20

Practice with Direct Selection, Type, Pen and Shape Tools

Session 21

Understanding the Assisting Tools.


Video File: Assisting Tools

Session 22

Saving with Different File Formats


Video File: Saving with Different File Formats

Session 23

Practice: Saving and Export Art work in Different File Formats

Session 24

Understanding Matte Painting and Digital Painting


Video File: History of Matte Painting

Video File: How Matte Painting are Composed into Film

Video File: How to Work Visual Effects In Movies

Session 25,26,27 & 28

Practice: Create a Matte Painting and Digital Painting

Session 29

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator, Understanding the Interface and Document Setting.


Video File: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Video File: Setting up the Document

Session 30

Practice with Interface and create New Document.

Session 31

Understanding the Tools.


PDF: Understanding the adobe illustrator tools.

Session 32, 33, 34 & 35

Practice with Illustrator Tools

Session 36

Drawing with Pen and Pencil Tool


Video File: Drawing with Pen and Pencil Tool

Session 37

Practice: Create a Drawing using Pen and Pencil Tool.

Session 38

Working with Text, Using Paragraph and Character Styles, Warping Text, Understanding with New Layers, Showing and Hiding Layers, Locking and Unlocking Layers.


Video File: Introducing Layers

Session 39

Practice Design a Page Layout using Paragraph, Character and Text warping.

Session 40 & 41


1. Landscape Painting

Session 42 & 43


2. Matte Painting.

Session 44 & 45


3. Character Design,

Session 46 & 47


4. Digital Photo Painting,

Session 48 & 49


5. Digital Illustration,

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Mr. Saban Kumar Maharana, working as Assistant Professor in School of Media and Communication, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, He has completed M. Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, He has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Graphics and Animation in the leading channel and Production Houses in […]