Digital Painting in Photoshop with Aaron Blaise



Learn how to do Digital Painting in Photoshop with world renowned artist Aaron Blaise. Perfect for beginners or seasoned pros!


In this in-depth 12.5 Hour video course animator, director and concept artist Aaron Blaise (“Brother Bear”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”) takes you through his process of digital painting in Adobe Photoshop. Watch as Aaron creates new original images right in front of you in REAL TIME and explains his process.  He ALSO teaches you his method for creating custom photoshop brushes.

You’ll get 20 HD Tutorial Videos covering:

  • Sketching & Drawing in Photoshop
  • Painting in Photoshop
  • Creating Atmospheric Perspective using Layers
  • Guiding the Eye with Light & Shadow
  • Creating a Creature from scratch
  • Using Photographic textures & “photo-bashing”
  • Using the “Mixer” Brush
  • How to create custom photoshop brushes
  • Creating “specialty” brushes
  • Using the Smudge tool
  • Using Layer Styles & Blend Modes
  • The Photoshop Interface
  • + Bonus Images & Assets
  • Also includes: “Creature/Elephant Skin Texture Pack (+ Video)” FREE!
  • + Much More!

Aaron has an engaging, entertaining and approachable teaching style that people really love. We believe this is simply the most detailed and comprehensive course on how to draw bears that you will find. Whether you are a beginner or a experienced artist these fun and engaging videos will teach you something new!

FREE BONUS BUNDLE - Creature/Elephant Texture Pack + Lesson

As a bonus item you'll also get Aaron's "Creature/Elephant Skin Texture Pack (+ Video)" pack featuring over 60 HIGH RES textures and an additional video lesson..

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Learn Digital Painting in Photoshop

In his newest course with at just over 20 Videos!!, feature animated film director, animator and wildlife artist Aaron Blaise (“The Lion King”, “Brother Bear”, “Mulan”) teaches you his approach to drawing and painting digitally in Adobe Photoshop. He teaches you drawing and painting tips for a number of images in REAL TIME. He takes you through his entire approach to Digital Painting in Photoshop using methods that he has developed over many years

Course Video Chapters:

    • 01 Course Introduction
    • 02 Software & Equipment
    • 03 The Interface
    • 04 Getting Started with Sketching in PS
    • 05 Creating Custom Brushes
    • 06 Creating Specialty Brushes
    • 07 Using Photographic Texture
    • 08 Working with Scanned Drawings
    • 09 Using Layer Styles
    • 10 Using the Color Dodge Blend Mode
    • 11 Creating Atmospheric Perspective through Layers
    • 12 Using the Smudge Tool
    • 13 Using the Mixer Brush
    • 14 Drawing and Painting in Photoshop
    • 15 Adding Light & Shadow
    • 16 Quick Tip: Creating Reflections
    • 17 Guiding the Eye with Light & Shadow
    • 18 Creating a Creature – Part 1
    • 19 Creating a Creature – Part 2
    • 20 Conclusion

See more examples of Aaron’s Digital Painting in Photoshop HERE

NOTE: For your convenience this course is broken up into individual files that you may may stream online or download. Due to file size we strongly recommend you stream the files. Some videos are larger than others so if downloading please be patient as the total course is nearly 9 Gigs of data.

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Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:

  • English CC

About Aaron Blaise:

Aaron has nearly 30 years of professional art experience. He was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1989 and spent 21+ years helping create films such as: "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. During his time at Disney, Aaron designed and animated numerous animal and human characters. In 2003 he was nominated for an Academy Award for co-directing the film "Brother Bear" You can follow Aaron and see more of his art on Instagram. You can also see videos of his work on YouTube or follow him on Facebook.
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8 reviews for Digital Painting in Photoshop with Aaron Blaise

  1. victoriahanks2007 (verified owner)

    Aaron Blaise is the Bob Ross of digital painting! It’s so relaxing watching his videos! His style of teaching is engaging and perfectly paced. I have learned so much watching his videos and enjoyed every minute of it! Thanks Aaron!

  2. Jet-Pack Kid (verified owner)

    This is a course anyone wanting to break into digital art should take! Aaron explains drawing and painting in Photoshop in a way that is simple and takes the ‘scariness’ out of digital art. Most artists who have only done traditional hand-drawn art think drawing on the computer is too hard or complicated, but Aaron shows you how to use Photoshop the same way you would draw or paint on paper, and shows you some of Photoshop’s special abilities. So seriously just buy this course already.

  3. bentoczacharias (verified owner)

    Very good and very straight forward!
    I totally recommend!

  4. Mark Tan (verified owner)

    When I bought this course, I expected to learn the skills and knowledge I needed to use Photoshop. As an animation student, it seemed like a good investment to get ahead and learn this software from a professional. However, what I didn’t expect was for Aaron’s love of drawing to become so contagious that it reignited a passion for experimentation and exploration in me once again. I was trying to “grow up” in my artistic capabilities, but Aaron spoke to my inner child, and brought out a sense of wonder and creativity that put me back to visiting the local zoo as a child and marvelling over the nuances of every animal I could spot.

    When I bought this course, I expected to be trained in Photoshop, and trained I was. But what I truly value about Aaron’s wealth of experience is not his impressive technical ability, but the endurance of his contagious, child-like creativity. I’ve got the Creature Art Bug and I’m all the more happy because of it. Thanks Aaron!

  5. hehir.william1 (verified owner)

    Stop reading this and buy the course. I bought it on sale for a dollar and feel incredibly guilty about it because it’s worth so much more. I spent hours noodling around in photoshop trying to grab some insights from YouTube and other online tutorials. Every single one of them pales in comparison to what Aaron has put together here. Aside from his insights, the way the course is organized is just wildly helpful. I definitely recommend starting from the beginning and working your way through as he builds on each lesson. Aaron, can’t thank you enough for not only putting this together but also making it so cheap during this pandemic. You have proven to be the only redeemable thing of 2020.

  6. Aleksandra Simonovic (verified owner)

    This course is worth much more than this. Aaron has a great love for drawing and it’s very engaging and inspiring. Beside drawing and painting videos, there are videos which are created to give you some great tips and learn you small tricks, which are making painting in Photoshop much easier and faster, Aaron is also giving you ideas how these tricks can be used. Some of the tips, like creating your own brushes, will also help you be more creative and unique. I’ve bought many courses from Aaron, and I would recommend every single one of them.

  7. Claudia (verified owner)

    Es un curso muy útil y sencillo de seguir.
    Al inicio pensé que sería complicado pero, desde las primeras clases, ya estaba dibujando en Photoshop de manera fluida y con mucha mayor seguridad. No imaginé que podría aprender de un Maestro con su experiencia.

    En cada lección Aaron te lleva de la mano de forma clara y detallada; además, la facilidad de regresar el video cuando necesito ver algo a detalle me ayuda mucho.

  8. Tatiana Krasnova (verified owner)

    I almost finished this course and I already feel guilty about buying this at a discount, this price is so small compared to the knowledge and infectious inspiration that you will receive. So I went and bought some more courses!
    I want to say honestly that I skipped some lessons and put it off for later – for example, I also create brushes myself and I knew how to do that. I just wanted to learn more something new, but I am sure that the knowledge that has not become a novelty for me will always come in handy for refreshing my memory or just for relaxing background viewing.
    Aaron has a very, very contagious love for drawing that I have never felt before. It is these people, like him, who testify that talent does not exist, but only skill and love, each of which is more valuable than gold.
    I use to draw quite a bit in my youth, using stressful situations as a lever in search of inspiration, and I succeeded, but it was terrible for life and health. Now I see that we don’t need to look for inspiration or a push – we just need to sit down at the table and say to yourself “now I will draw”, as we do during work, lessons at school or during meals. We just do it, and Aaron is a perfect example. I returned to drawing after almost 16 years and it turned out to be easy. Thanks from Ukraine!

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