Arts Digital Art
45 mins
90 points
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Basic Navigation and Interface

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of navigating and using the interface of digital art software. You will become familiar with the different tools and features available and how to use them efficiently.

Learning Goals Learning Outcomes Teacher Notes

1 - Understanding the Interface

When starting with digital art software, it's essential to understand the interface. The interface is the layout and design of the software, including the location of different tools and settings.

The interface can vary depending on the software, but most digital art software has a similar structure. It typically includes a menu bar at the top, toolbar on the left or right side, and a canvas in the middle where artists can create their artwork.

2 - Create a new project

Let's take a look and try out some digital software called Photopea. Open the website and create a new project.

3 - Introduction to Navigation Tools

In order to create amazing digital art, you need to know how to navigate through your software with ease. In this lesson, you will learn about the essential navigation tools that will help you move around your canvas and access different features.

4 - Use the Paint Tool

Let's create a very simple squiggle drawing so that we have something on our canvas.

  1. Select the Brush Tool from the toolbar on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click and drag your mouse on the canvas to create a quick squiggle drawing.

5 - Use the Zoom Tool

Now that we have a squiggle drawing on our canvas, let's use the Zoom Tool to get a closer look at it.

  1. Click on the Zoom Tool in the toolbar on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click and drag your mouse over the squiggle drawing to zoom in on it.
  3. Hold down the Alt key (or Option key on a Mac) and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom out.
  4. Double-click on the Zoom Tool to reset the zoom level to 100%.

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