Digital Painting is a new form of art that emerged in the digital era. For creating a digital work, the artist uses digital tools like a computer, a graphic tablet and a specialized drawing software. Digital painting software such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, ArtRage, GIMP,etc give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, mixing palettes, and a multitude of color options. A digital painter's job is much easier than an old style painter's job, the tools he uses to paint give him lots of advantages such as: clean work space, use of multiple layers, errors easy fixing by a single click, predefined mixed colors. So no wonder that the digital form of art has a lot of followers.
To create really cool paintings in Photoshop for example, you need to have some talent, to practice a lot, to read tutorials of more advanced artists and of course to have a graphic tablet. I am in the "read tutorials" phase so here are some of my favorite tuts if you are interested in learning new painting techniques! Enjoy!