Digital Painting Course


Course Description:

Improve your skills and stand out! This course introduces you to the fundamentals of digital painting, utilizing different techniques of sketching & coloring in Adobe Photoshop, as well as a combination of both traditional and digital media to be applied to painting characters, landscapes, and lettering. By the end of the course, you will be able to utilize Photoshop more effectively to transform your ideas into compelling images.

Course outline:

Day 1-2: Introduction
Introduction to various effective tools for painting, brush customization, layering, creating surface textures and efficient workflow in Photoshop.

Day 3-4: Basic rendering
Practicing sketching techniques and applying tonal variations to render planar and curvilinear forms.

Day 5-6: Characters
Taking character rendering from basic sketching and up to final painting.

Day 7-8: Environment design
Using various approaches of brush customization, photo manipulation, as well as plein air painting to create landscapes.

Day 9-10: Project
Working individually for more personalized feedback on each project.

who is this course for

– concept artists
– character designers
– graphic designers
– animators


– Laptop, with Adobe Photoshop installed.
– Graphic tablet (recommended brand: Wacom)

Book Your Seat

Session leader

Tarek Abdelkawi


Wednesday, January 15th, 2017


7:00 to 10:00 PM


10 sessions


Mondays and Wednesdays


KEMET Studios, Greek Campus (Old AUC Building), Tahrir


2,800 EGP

Refund Policy

  • 70% refund of paid amount 15 days before first day of course.
  • 30% refund of paid amount 7 days before first day of course.
  • 100% nonrefundable one week before first day of course.

Tarek Abdelkawi

Tarek Abdelkawi

Tarek Abdelkawi is a multi-disciplinary Artist, with exceptional talent as an illustrator

and designer, alongside his passion for music.
Tarek is an Architect by training, currently teaching Illustration at the American

University in Cairo. He is considered one of the few artist in Egypt who brilliantly combines traditional drawing methods with up-to-date graphic software.

You can check out his work at: