DMC 260 Digital Painting & Illustration
- Basic familiarity with Adobe Photoshop is expected
- Dabble now at one of the PLC Mac rooms
- DMC 125 2D Design is helpful
- In lieu of a textbook, all students are required to purchase a Wacom (drawing) tablet.
- Your drawing graphics tablet makes digital painting & illustration far easier, especially when using Adobe software on iMac.
- Please purchase the Wacom Intuos S [Small] pen tablet* to use in class March 12th:
- If Jewell Hall Room 203 is locked, please call security to let you in or reserve a MAC lab room at the PLC.
- (Optional but helpful) You can also get the Adobe Suite software for your personal lap/desktop computers & mobile devices by subscribing to Adobe software (student discount):
- iPhone & iPad apps: draw, sketch plus many more**
*Why a separate graphics tablet and not just a pen for your iPad? Not everyone will have an iPad. If you have an iPad, you can draw/paint with different compatible pens (which cost extra). However, the iPad is not multi-pressure sensitive, nor is the Apple pencil. The Wacom Intuos tablet is multi-pressure sensitive and so is the pen. This allows for realistic painting and painterly feel when drawing or using a multitude of simulated surfaces and artist tools. The Apple Pencil will work with all iPad software. Other Apple iPad compatible pens may not work with all iPad apps (read the fine print before buying). If you have the Apple Pencil it will mimic sensitivity and pressure. For this class, consistency is key, therefore, we all need to use a Wacom tablet.
**Mobile apps are much lighter versions of Adobe computer software. Mobil apps will give you the mobility and freedom to create anywhere. However, tools are limited and spread across several mobile apps. Still, it’s a great way to work, draw, sketch and create THEN open in the more robust Adobe computer software for professional editing, designing, drawing, painting, illustrating, etc!
- Teacher: Julianne Donovan