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Digital Painting for Illustration and Concept Art

Topic:ICT, Media & Design, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

    17 Feb 2024 to 09 Mar 2024
  • Registration Period:

    23 Dec 2023 to 16 Jan 2024
  • Time:

    09:30 AM to 04:30 PM,
    24 hours/4 days (Saturday class)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (Drawing tablet will be provided during class.)
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

This course aims to establish the proper skill sets required for painting in the entertainment industry; and transit professionals and media practitioners towards a digital platform for their works. Participants will get to learn Photoshop and the tools associated with everyday design workflow. This course is recommended for those who wants to reinforce their foundation in illustration or expand on their digital knowledge in Photoshop.

• To familiarise participants with Photoshop as a digital painting software.
• To familiarise participants with the professional processes of digital painting and using the tools in Photoshop to paint effectively.
• To gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of painting and how these fundamentals translate into a digital realm.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Utilise a drawing tablet to paint in Photoshop.
• Be aware of the potential and application of Photoshop as a painting tool.
• Understand the principles of light as it applies to painting.
• Effectively use the tools in Photoshop to create artwork.
• Improve their painting technique.
• Paint a simple character or prop.

Minimum Requirements

Participants should preferably have some experience in painting or prior knowledge in using the software - Photoshop.

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Game Artist, Environment Artist, Character Designers, Texture Artists, Prop Artists, Architects, Storyboard Artists, Matt Painters, Illustrators.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 9% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $657.00 $19.71 $92.71
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $511.00 $19.71 $238.71
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $511.00 $19.71 $238.71
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $657.00 $19.71 $92.71
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $65.70 $795.70

As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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