HD Video

CartoonSmart was the first training website to offer HD video. Seriously. Before YouTube was even founded, we realized screencasts needed to be way bigger than what others were offering. Nothing will replace books in the training spectrum, but sometimes you just want to put your feet up and watch someone else work. Since 2004, our customers haven't had to squint.

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Software to use

Adobe Photoshop is preferred for this series, but you could use another pixel-based illustration program. Any recent version of Photoshop is fine for these tutorials.

Your Instructor

Justin Cook is a professional animator and illustrator, specializing in Toon Boom Animate, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash. Justin has taught over 30 hours of Toon Boom tutorials for Cartoon Smart, and this is his first Photoshop tutorial for the site. For freelance inquiries, he can be reached at SeenCreative.co.uk.


Five zombified drawing exercises with Adobe Photoshop.


Learn sketching and coloring techniques using Photoshop (or your preferred pixel-illustration software) in this three hour high definition video series.


Session Descriptions



Session 1: Sketching

Watch as Justin draws each of the five characters, and shares tips that you'll only hear from a professional illustrator.

Session 2: Inking

Even old pros to Photoshop can probably use a refresher in inking. Justin combines the pressure senstive brush tools and the pen tool to paint a beautiful layer of ink with an emphasis on line variety.

Session 3: Coloring

Using dedicated layers, Justin finishes up these masterpieces with shading and full color.


Preview Video

Watch an 18 minute preview of the course right now....


3 hours of training. Taught frighteningly well.


Only $20. Like all CartoonSmart tutorials, you can download these videos directly to your computer along with source files for the projects. If you ever need to download your purchase again, you'll have access through Payloadz, our file delivery service.






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