Tips and tricks on how to use the most fundamental tools of Photoshop for your art creation

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This course is a Standalone Module from
Cinematic Design: From Idea to Finished Concept Art


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Hey there, artist!

Photoshop is an amazing program that offer fantastic painting tools that I believe all professional artists should make themselves comfortable with.

In this module, which is an excerpt from the course Cinematic Design: From Idea To Finished Concept Art, I will teach you the essentials of Photoshop from a digital artist’s point of view and show you some great useful techniques for getting professional looking concepts.

We will look at:

  • The different Menus and Panels
  • Tools such as DodgeBurn, different Brush Tools
  • Layers
  • Blending Modes
  • Masks
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Effects
  • Transform
  • Setting up a Concept Art Workspace
  • … and much more

After this module, you will have gained a good skillset in Photoshop, and knowledge about the most useful tools, and how to use them for your own art creation.

Imagine if you could take an idea and turn it into a beautiful artwork…

When I was a beginner artist, I found it really hard to paint convincing artworks, and do it consistently. I just didn’t know exactly how to use the tools properly and what actually made things look real. There was just too many things to focus on, that I easily got lost in the jungle of details.

I’d spend hours just crafting a somewhat OK painting, and get lost trying to get the perfect details. While I had a lot of fun, it just took so much time for me to realize how to achieve these amazing results quick.

I’d waste hours upon hours refining every little detail of a small section of a painting, only to scrap it, let it sit on a hard drive for all eternity, and move on to something else.

Perhaps this is something you’ve struggled with too?

My courses are all geared towards getting you to a level where you can consistently sketch ideas, and turning them into beautiful finished paintings.

By learning about the great features of Photoshop, you will equip yourself with the best possible tools to realize your art ideas and paint wonderful paintings.

It pretty much looked like this
  • I’d watch endless art tutorials, buying random courses, trying to figure out what’s going on when the cursor and brushes are flying around everywhere, learning photoshop… 

  • I’d feel stuck and not knowing what to do to improve my artworks and make them look as professional as others, beating myself up for not being talented enough (haven’t we all…?)

  • I’d spend insane amounts of time on each painting, obsessing over every single detail, going back and forth in a hopeless search to make it “perfect”.  

  • I’d look at amazing artworks out there hoping to crack what would give me “what I needed” to make my artworks look as good.

  • I was constantly comparing my artworks to other people’s work, beating myself up over the shortcomings and inadequacies of my art. (This is a bad idea…) 

  • I was worried of what people would think of my artworks, to the point where I didn’t want to publish them online. (This is even worse…)

Here’s how things changed for me
  • I’ll be the first to tell you there is no magic pill or shortcut to transform your skills overnight, and I definitely wouldn’t listen to anyone who claims that, ever.

  • But you can change one thing overnight, and that is your mindset.

  • As I kept on creating artworks for years and years, slowly but surely improving, I noticed there were some things that worked so much better than others.

  • I took the knowledge I learned from composing music, from running a business, learning 6 languages, from finishing professional looking artworks in under an hour and put together all my own methods and techniques that I still use today to learn and create new things, including professional artworks.

  • I cracked the code of what is truly needed: simplicity.
I was able to create paintings like this in under 1.5 hours, without any fuss!

(I’ll actually show you exactly how to create this painting in the narrated walkthrough that you get with this bundle… more on that in a bit)

I realized there was nothing wrong with me, I didn’t lack talent, and other people didn’t have any magic key, or superpowers that I didn’t possess. 

I was simply making a few big mistakes that had a detrimental impact on my progress – and lacked a few crucial mindsets that prohibited me from progressing fast enough. And I see countless others making these same mistakes too. 

I approached art creation with too much complexity and focused on the wrong things.

When I realized these few things, man… did the quality of my work change! 

As soon as I head out into the world, armed with this new and improved mindset and methods, I could flesh out a music album cover on a train ride in under 2 hours and make $500. I could have 10 ideas and know exactly how to go from sketch to finished painting each time.

And again, I am not pitching some “Become Awesome At Art In 24H!”, or some magic pill – I just want to show you a simple way to shift the way you see, because art is really all about learning to see.
I want you to learn my methods and mindsets, take the tips and tricks I teach you and apply them all on your own journey.


It’s time you took matters into your own hands
to take your art to the next level!

Hear what the students From Cinematic Design have to say

“Amazing technical tips and demos”

“I loved Walid’s course and one of the most valuable aspects of it, aside from the amazing technical tips and demos, strategies and techniques, is just how accessible he makes the career path and improving in art. Rather than some daunting mountain, he shows us, just like with an art piece, how it can be broken up and surmounted. I will do more courses with him!”

Theresa Klokkeblomst

“This course is the best ever!”

“This course is the best ever! Thank you very much for your hard work on it. It contained everything needed as for a beginner artist or someone who already know the basics but wants to improve their skill.  I was so grateful when I understood that this course really helps me to understand things and work tips that I couldn’t find out learning by myself!  It is totally worth all money that you pay!”

Alice Shmul

“One of the best decisions for my art career”

“Taking Walid´s course was one of the best decisions for my art career. It helped me a lot to improve my art skills over the last months. I recommend it for every artist that is interested in learning awesome new skills in Concept Art. The course also gives a safe “harbour” for getting feedback onto your artwork through the Evenant community.”

Sanat Sharma

Some more great words from other students:

Join the rest of the art students and enroll today!

Your Journey Through The Concept Art


This eBook is a result of all my experiences, mistakes and wins from over a decade as a professional designer, illustrator, composer and producer, as well as my work with the 2000+ students that have been through my online courses, YouTube community, and more. 

I have written this ebook to ensure that artists know exactly what to focus on on their journey through the world of art.

It is a roadmap to help you simplify the main art fundamentals and focus your full attention on what really matters when creating awesome art, and to experience more growth and progress than ever before. 

Again, no magic formula to fix all the issues in your life overnight with no effort. 

It requires practice, and as I always say: Practice makes progress! But this ebook will ensure you put this work in the right places at the right time, and get the best return on your time investment.

Video Course:

In this fully narrated video course, you will learn how to create a beautiful atmospheric painting, using my S3 Method (Shape, Sculpt, Season) in the following stages:

  • Generating Quick Sketches Using The Abstract Way

  • Starting With The Most Important Aspect (Shape), We Experiment With Compositions And Ideas 

  • We Sculpt Our Scene Into Existence 

  • Painting techniques and photo textures to kick up the realism to the next level

  • Seasoning our painting with flourishes, adding atmosphere and finalization effects


This ebook bonus will let you anticipate and understand what keeps you back. Some serious wisdom in here!

  • Learn the 7 bottlenecks that keep you from being the most productive and creative artist you can be

  • Follow simple action steps to ensure that you keep creatively fresh and productive


I specifically wrote this ebook and created this video course for beginner and intermediate artists and designers who want to:

  • Learn how to finally take their art ideas and turn them into gorgeous finished paintings

  • … Maximise the efficiency and practice what really matters to make stunning artworks

  • Progress faster in the key areas that will make the biggest difference in their art

  • Reduce overwhelm, and gain a new sense of clarity from the very beginning of their art journeys, what to focus on, and the path after 

Evenant Guarantee

We don’t want any unhappy students. If we didn’t meet your expectations, get in touch within 21 days of purchase, and we’ll give you every penny back – no questions asked. But we’re so confident you’re gonna dig the course, we’re willing to take that risk. If you’re for some reason unhappy, get in touch within 21 days and we’ll issue you a refund and even let you keep the bonuses. So, see you on the inside?
Read full return policy.

Black Friday Deal

This course is eligible for 30% OFF ! 

Use coupon EVENANTBF2020 at checkout

Or Get Access To ALL COURSES With Our Annual Pass for only $39/m ($49 after BF)

Enroll now!

$ 69 One-Time Payment
  • Learn Photoshop Essentials
  • Lifetime Access, Including Updates
  • Downloadable Resources (Brush pack, stock photos, and more)
  • 21 Days Money Back Guarantee

This course is also available in the Evenant Annual Pass, which gives you access to all our courses at a great price.

Meet Your Instructor

Walid Feghali – Course Instructor


Co-founder of Evenant, Walid is a Swedish award-winning digital artist, composer, mechanical engineer, and entrepreneur. Travelling as a digital nomad and exploring new opportunities, Walid has always been dedicated to trying new fields of study, exploring, creating, travelling and collaborating.

This has lead him to create artworks for countless clients and compose orchestral film scores for feature films and games, trailer music placements in many Hollywood campaigns such as Independence Day 2, Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, a mechanical engineering degree, and more. The journey does not end here for him!


I’m a pretty good artist already, will this course teach me anything new?

You bet ya! I have developed my own methods, secrets and techniques that even professional artists would have a lot of use for. My simplified methods for understanding design principles, creating environments and characters, and my matte painting techniques, will be very useful for any artist wanting to progress even more.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. 

If you have the Evenant Annual Pass (paid yearly or monthly), you’ll have access to all courses for the duration of your pass.

Our Evenant course mentors will monitor the student groups and make sure to see to it that everyone is on track and give pointers along the way. It’s also a community effort so students can support each other.

My personal feedback and guidance is focused on my private students, so be sure to stay tuned for openings for that.

Yes! This course will take you through the very basics of the tools we will be using, and teach you all the fundamentals needed to build your art foundation. You will also learn simple workflows and simplified theories for a smooth transition into digital painting and concept art!
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us at within the first 21 days of enrollment and we will give you a full refund.

I want to get you to reach your ultimate goals, and help you become the very best artist you can be.

There will be openings where I offer a 1-on-1 private tutoring through video calls, paintovers, and more. You’ll get personal feedback and guidance from myself or the other course mentors themselves in a private, and focused setting that revolves around you and your goals.

As a private student with a 1-on-1 tutor – you will, as you go through the main course curriculum, be sending in your assignments, questions and artworks privately to your instructor every week and receiving personal feedback and industry insights.

Stay tuned on the platform to learn more about how you can get private tutoring as soon as spots open!

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