Digital Painting for Illustration and Concept Art

Course Date:
Run 1 - 8 Jul to 1 Aug 2019 - Confirmed Run

Run 2 - 30 Sep to 24 Oct 2019

Registration Period:
Run 1 - From 6 May to 01 July 2019

Run 2 - From 25 June to 16 Sep 2019

24 hours / 8 days

7:30pm to 10:30pm (Monday and Thursday)

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic (School of Design, Level 4, SD407)

Course Introduction

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.

Course Objective

  • 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.

Suitable for

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

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

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

Award / 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 Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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