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Digital Painting Masters – Desert Background

$19.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • How to draw stunning backgrouns in digital painting – taught by one of the Top-10 Wildlife Painters in Europe
  • How to get brushes for Photoshop
  • Master Color blending in digital painting


It’s time to improve all your animation ideas by making each frame look awesome. How? By creating beautiful backgrounds.

Most animations done by beginners are ignored. Why? One of the reasons is that if you pause the video at any time, the image looks wrong, why? Because as we know the background usually takes 70% of the screen.

So, if the background is ugly, then 70% of the frame is ugly. And that will cause the animation to look bad. Animations that look bad get ignored.

That is not what we want for you.

Michael Schutte, your instructor, understands how it feels to have something to share, and no one who cares.

Through his live academy in Canada, he has been able to help tons of students become great artists.

With art, now they can express themselves

Why did we choose to work with him? Well because:

  1. He is a really cool guy

  2. And he is also one of the top 10 Best Wild-Life Painters in all Europe.

(Yes, being a cool guy comes first in my priority list, credentials come second)

Michael Schutte will help you paint something that, if your spouse or sibling is walking by while you are training, they will stop by and look with their mouths open, not believing what they are seeing. They will say: “Did you paint this?”

And with your chest high you will say: “Yeah, I made it”

Being proud of your work, feeling that finally what you do is something people care about, is a great feeling.

How do you get there? Simple! All you have to do is follow plan:


STEP 1: Take Lessons

STEP 2: Practice

STEP 3: Improve


You can struggle getting attention to your ideas, by making your animations look bad.

Or you can have people stop cold and pay attention to your work by creating animations that look really good.

Great backgrounds will at least make 70% of each frame looking great.

Just imagine the options you will have once you graduate as a digital painter:

  • Paint beautiful backgrounds for your projects, making 70% of every frame looking amazing.

  • Be hired as a digital painter by others

  • Be hired by us as a coach to help beginners starting as digital painters

Being hired of course doesn’t depend only on your digital painting skills, it will also depend on your work ethic, being responsible to deliver on time, have great communication with clients and being a kind person in general. (We don’t hire arrogant buttheads)


This is what you will be painting.

You will learn how to get and download cool brushes to use in Photoshop. Use the Pentool for masking and to create artistic lines.

You will also learn about art appreciation, understanding how painters use composition and some of the rules.

Then you will be painting the background for a Sci-Fi Space desert.

You will be:

– Adding some clouds

– Paint the background mountains

– Adding a Planet

– Then continue with the background mountains

– Then the right side of the mountain

– The balanced rock

– The Arch

– Then the river

– And finally ending by adding some smoke effects to the painting.

The course will have a lot of fast forward moments just to not take much of your time, but just so you know, you can change the speed of the playback if you want.

If the video is too fast for you, you can just go to the bottom right of this player and select the gear icon, that is the settings. Then just change the playback speed. You can play it faster or slower if you want.


Good! Join us and get ready to paint with Michael Schutte.


  • A digital drawing tablet (iPad, or any Drawing Tablet like Wacom Intuos or Wacom Cintiq)

  • A drawing software (We recommend Photoshop, but you can follow along with Procreate on iPad, Clip Studio Paint, Affinity, etc)

Whatever software you choose, you need to already be familiar with it.

  • How to set up a new Document

  • How to change Brush Sizes

  • How to change Brush Types

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners in Digital Painting

Course content

  • Decades of Painting Experience at your fingertips
  • Digital Painting Tutorials

12 reviews for Digital Painting Masters – Desert Background

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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