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Photoshop Workshop: Texturing with light & shadow


This course will covering the basic structure of lighting and shading, at the same time applying these skills in painting different materials and surfaces. We would be providing different textures reference for this course, which we can use it to explore how the highlights, shadows, color and shaders can help in creating the same effect. Base shading and highlighting steps would also be taught in the lesson, where it gives a better idea on how to control light and refine shadows. Additionally, this course also covers how to adjust the brushes, line works and values for a better control over the effects that you would want to create.

Course Objectives:​​

  • Participants will learn how to do basic shading on their own laptops with Photoshop.

  • Participants will learn to paint different kinds of materials with Photoshop.

  • Participants will be able to create their own custom brush on Photoshop.

  • Participants will be able to apply the following concepts for digital art making.

Course Content:​​

  • Understanding basic highlights and shadows

  • Using material shader

  • Creating color and surface texture

  • Handling transparency

  • Working with specular and roughness

  • Refining highlight and shadow

  • Balancing colors and values

  • Creating brushes


Target Training Group:

In-House Public

Nature of Training:

Publicly-conducted course

Education Target Group:

No Formal Qualification & Lower Primary

Target Group Occupation:

Managerial Non-supervisory Supervisory

Target Audience:

Design Executives, Illustrators, storyboard artists, digital artists, designers, concept artists

Corporate runs only


Location of Training:


Course Modules:


Mode of Training:

Part Time

Language Medium Provided:


No. of Trainer(s):

- Full Time Trainer(s)

- Part Time Trainer(s)

Payment Type:

Nett Fee

Course Examinable:


Additional Questions:

Have you applied for any government agency course fee support for this course? If yes, please indicate the name of agency in the Processing Remarks Field.

Course Type:


Area of Training: 

Information and Communications, Design, Education and Training

Course Administration Details:

Sharon Tang


Duration Components:

Classroom Training - 6 Hour

Total Training Duration:

6 Hours

Training Day:

1 Day

Length of Course Duration:

1 Day

Cost Components:

Course Fee per Trainee - $300

Total Cost of Training Per Trainee:

$300 nett

Intous Small is provided in the course. Optional upgrade to Intous Medium with top up at $150.

Meet the Trainer

jimmy ling

ba. in entertainment design 2d

AA. in illustration

aspen university, academy of art university

winner of 2017 wacom master artist

Jim aka Dreadjim sparked off with a diploma in Digital Media Design and started off an art director in the advertising industry for a year at TNBT, then moved on to freelancing for various small and big names since 10 years ago.​

Trainer's Artwork

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sinbadtest re2
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