Learn the essentials of industrial designer in Photoshop using basic techniques even if you're just starting out

Design Sketching Essentials 1

Photoshop for Designers: Introduction to Sketching, Shading & Texturing with a Tablet

  • Have a better understanding of digital design sketching in Photoshop
  • Shade in Photoshop using two different techniques
  • Learn how to quickly and easily fire up the creative side of the brain!
  • Add texture to simple surfaces using images of any texture you like
  • Define what a light source is and how it will guide you in your rendering
  • Add highlights appropriately whether it's a matte or glossy surface
  • Transform a texture to fit the cube correctly in perspective
  • Use the shading of the cube to visualize texture realistically
  • ...and MUCH more...
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Who are you Marouane and why should I invest in this course?

What I can guarantee you in all my courses is that you'll get actionable advice and learn techniques that you can implement immediately and see results. I cut the nonsense out of my lectures and focus on what matters. This is something I know I appreciate when taking a course and I think you do too.

Who are you and what can you do for me, Marouane?

You could say I'm a wannabe surfer and backpacker (34 countries and counting) that loves design and helping others succeed. I have worked as an industrial designer, concept artist and illustrator for over 8 years. The techniques I'm sharing with you have allowed me to live my vision I had as a kid, which was to work as a designer and move from a small suburb outside of Stockholm, Sweden to the sunny beaches of South Florida.

My professional design journey began in 2008 designing consumer electronics for companies in Hong Kong and the U.S.

In 2010 I moved to Italy to study a master degree in automotive design in collaboration with the design team from Audi and Lamborghini and I graduated a year later. Since then my designs have been featured online and in numerous magazines such as Auto Motor & Sport, Auto Express, Car Magazine, Top Speed and Car Scoop.

What I do

I currently work with the largest privately owned medical device developer in the world to help them solve their design problems and create better products. I'm also the founder and creator of TheSketchMonkey.

Throughout the years I've had the opportunity to work with companies in Switzerland, Italy, USA and Sweden, designing products ranging from medical equipment and food packaging machines to concept art and automotive design.

Why should I join your courses?

If you are serious about improving your skills and you want someone to guide you in the right direction, my courses are for you. One thing to remember though, you need to be prepared to put in the work. You have to have the mindset and desire to want to learn. That's all you need. You'll always be up to date since I will add lectures to the courses on a regular basis.

So what are you waiting for? Join me and thousands of students today and start sketching your own beautiful designs in no time.

What Will I Learn From This Course?

This is a beginners course and the first course in a series of courses to come that will help you understand product design sketching in Photoshop better.

Design Sketching Essentials 1 is Divided Into 9 Lectures 

In this first course, we are going to be covering the basics such as what tools to use when sketching digitally, how to fire up your creative side of the brain in a matter of minutes.

I’m also going to show you two ways of shading in Photoshop and we are going to practice this using a simple cube that will follow us along throughout the course.

As a final step in this class, we are going to jump into texturing. We are going to use the cube we create in this class as an example and add different textures to it such as wood, fabric and metal and I’m going to show you a trick that will speed up the process and make it look really cool.


If you are willing to put in the time and you're serious about really taking a shortcut to improving your design sketching skills, this course is for you.

If you feel something is missing or wasn't covered enough, just let me know in TheSketchMonkey Facebook group. I will update the course on a regular basis and add new lectures based on your feedback and needs.

Should you complete the course and feel this wasn't for you, no worries, simply ask for a refund within 30 days and you'll get your money back no questions asked. This course has helped a lot of designers already, but if you're not getting results, I don't want your money.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in yourself, join hundreds of students today and start sketching your own beautiful designs in no time.

I've been lucky to have my designs featured in the following online website & printed magazines (selected)

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What do I need to get started?

Before starting the course, you should be familiar with the basics of Photoshop and have it installed on a computer you have access to. You will also need a digital sketching tablet, such as a Wacom tablet, to be able to follow along in the course.


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NOTE: Your user account & password will be created immediately after purchase and emailed to you. Use this information to login to the members area and access your content. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me marouane@thesketchmonkey.com.

Marouane Bembli

Designer, wannabe surfer & occasionally I sketch things

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