Digital Illustration using a Stylus and Screen


This aim of this course is to provide students with the skills & confidence to create ther own digital artwork using a tablet & Photoshop's drawing & painting tools.

Through hands-on projects, participants will learn an efficient work flow that will allow them to draw & edit their own ideas from scratch. These digital illustrations may be realistic or highly stylised. The skills can 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.

Course run 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

Ideal for

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.

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


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

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.

Additional notes


Printable course flyer

Available course dates

Saturday 04 May 2019

  • Code S320232
  • Start date 04.05.19
  • End date 15.06.19
  • Hours 18
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $640.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 04.05.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 11.05.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 18.05.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 25.05.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 08.06.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 15.06.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00

Saturday 02 November 2019

  • Code S320232
  • Start date 02.11.19
  • End date 07.12.19
  • Hours 18
  • Campus Carlton
  • Fee $640.00
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Session  Start  End Hours
Sat 02.11.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 09.11.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 16.11.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 23.11.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 30.11.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00
Sat 07.12.19 01:30pm 04:30pm 3.00

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