More art, get excited about what you can create!
In case you’re new to art, get a new tool. Also known as Power point, a creative program called Arts Workshop: How to Draw & Create Anything (iPad, free) includes color-themed exercises, 3D printable art, some lesson files from Art Workshops, and PDFs on topics like digital painting, photography, and drawing for children.
Oh, and some of these color-themed lessons are free, so check out the NFT themes to try something new.
How can I create digital art?
The newest digital art tools can help you with your digital art-making process. You’ll likely need to buy a digital paint program like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and then install an application that will allow you to work on a portable device, like Photoshop Express for Android or Color Haze 3D Art Generator for iOS.
It’s easy to make this sort of art on a desktop, but the results can be much more impressive when you get a portable device like Photoshop Express for Android or Adobe Color CC for iOS.
Some folks prefer Adobe Photoshop, and it’s hard to go wrong, but there are more professional-focused options. The new Photoshop CC (available in June 2017) is a complete overhaul. You can try it now with Photoshop Express on Android or Photoshop Elements on iOS. There’s a free one-month trial, so if you don’t love it, don’t worry: it’s easy to cancel.
If you prefer working with a paint program like Adobe Paint or Paint.net (the free app on iOS), Photoshop Express can work for you.
Some photographers are creating art from their photos (and if you’re one, check out the art in How to Create Film Camera Digital Art: Digital Painting and Digital Photo Sculptures). These photos might be images you have made with your digital camera or other camera. Check out the NFT themes below if you want to explore the artistic process.
As mentioned before, some artists find NFT to be boring (and what else could you call creating something out of paint?). Thankfully there are lots of cool ideas and resources out there for anyone looking to make their own art on the art iPad. Bruno Sang is a great artist, designer, and photographer. He created over 1,500 original artwork using Creative Suite 6 (the NFT features in Photoshop). For more tips, downloads, and inspiration, check out the art tutorials he’s written (free).
There are tons of art teachers who post creative works on the internet. A few of my favorites include Justin Gregg’s Drawing Essentials and Drawing Workshops (free on iOS) and the post-apocalyptic/sword-and-sorcery art tutorial from “NFT: Creating Art With an iPad.”
These resources are a good place to start for digital artists. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll eventually want to make digital art on a desktop, but you’ll be learning a lot about NFT in the meantime.
How can I create art on Photoshop?
But that’s not all you can create. Some artists are creating digital art out of Photoshop’s vast collection of artistic textures (yes, you can buy Photoshop art packs, as well). In fact, Photoshop has tons of textures that you can use for digital art (and lots that are free).
The free version of Photoshop Elements (available on iOS) lets you create digital art. It’s very basic, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly.
If you want to create bigger art works, you’ll need Photoshop CC. This version of Photoshop (available on Android and iOS) is more powerful than Photoshop Elements, and it’s so powerful that you can create digital art in it. It’s also important to note that NFT supports iPad and iPhone. This is handy, but if you’re trying to create art for desktop, it might be challenging.
Here’s how Photoshop CC works, as explained by Raw pixel Photography on his blog:
From what I understand, Photoshop CC only supports iPad. This means that to make art with Photoshop CC for desktop, you’ll need to purchase Photoshop Elements.
If you’re in the market for Photoshop, check out the brand-new Photoshop CC for iOS and Photoshop CC for Android.
How can I create art for NFT on iPhone/iOS?
The iPad version of Photoshop is fantastic, but it’s not free. It’s also not portable. Sure, you can share it with others, but for creating art out of NFT, you’ll need to use Photoshop (or a portable art app).
Fortunately, there are a ton of awesome portable apps to choose from. For mobile artists, the apps below are awesome.