Digital Cartooning with Photoshop - Part 1 | Grade 9-12

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What You Will Learn

This course teaches the basics of using Adobe Photoshop, with the goal of students being able to draw, edit, and color their own webcomics and illustrations using the tools available in this program.

Keywords: webcomics, photoshop, manga, digital drawing, digital coloring, illustration, digital art



Design For 

Grade 9 - Grade 12





Course Overview

6 - 10



hours per class

Eastern Time


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST 

Pacific Time


11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST

6 - 12 classes / meet once a week
Part 1:
1/9/2021, 1/16/2021, 1/23/2021,
1/30/2021, 2/6/2021, 2/13/2021
Part 2:
2/20/2021, 2/27/2021, 3/6/2021,
3/13/2021, 3/20/2021, 3/27/2021


This course page is for Part 1 (the first 6 lessons) registration.

If you are interested in Part 2 (the latter 6 lessons), please click here

We highly recommend taking both Part 1 and Part 2 courses for the best learning outcome!



Unit 1. Why Digital?
Unit 2. Digital Penciling (Brushes and Techniques)
Unit 3. Digital Penciling (Characters and Scenery)
Unit 4. Digital Inking (Brushes and Techniques)
Unit 5. Digital Inking (Panels and Characters)
Unit 6. Toning (Using Grey Tones)
Unit 7: Toning (Using Screentones)
Unit 8. Digital Coloring (Flat Colors)
Unit 9. Digital Coloring (Blending/ Shading)
Unit 10. Combining the Lessons (Start Original Drawing)
Unit 11. Combining the Lessons (Finish Original Drawing)
Unit 12. Wrap up, Sharing our Work

Course Projects

Project 1: Getting accustomed to using a drawing tablet

Project 4: Digitally inking objects using several different photoshop brushes 

Project 9: Coloring drawings from Units 2 and 3 (or others) with flat colors first, and then with shading





*Prepare your own materials

  • Digital Drawing Tablet*Wacom is recommended. Huion is a more affordable option. iPads and similar devices work too.


Jaye Raine

School of Visual Arts, BFA in Cartooning | Illustrator, Writer

Hello, my name is Jaye. I am an illustrator and writer. I have had my art published in two children's books and several comics anthologies. I have also produced many comics, illustrations, and prose stories that have been self-published. I earned a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts and a BS in Biology from the City University of New York.

Jaye's Artworks