Digital Art

Digital art focuses on a range of techniques that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative process.  With technology for altering photos now available at home and in the studio, making digital art is more accessible than ever.

Develop your skills with the wide variety of useful techniques for digital media design and digital photo art.


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