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Infusing Energy into Illustrations Using Adobe CC

by Simeon Elson

Do you find that your illustrations feel a little boring or lifeless? In this course, you'll learn to create an illustration full of energy and motion in Illustrator and Photoshop. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC.

What you'll learn

It can be difficult to give static illustrations a sense of motion and energy, but not anymore. In this course, Infusing Energy into Illustrations Using Adobe CC, you will go through all the steps to successfully implement energy and motion to your "skateboarder" central figure. First, you'll start in Adobe illustrator by creating a cool graphic vector illustration of the skateboarder central figure, using a stock photo as reference. You will be using the Pen Tool, Brushes, the Gradient Annotator, and much more. Next, you will cross over into Adobe and employ energy and motion to the illustration composition, adding scanned, hand-drawn pen stokes to the composition and manipulating effects. Lastly, you will use the Brush Tool to draw Pencil-like lines, giving your vector illustration a somewhat sketch-like look. By the end of this course, you'll have all the skills you'll need to create an illustration that feels lively and energetic. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC.

About the author

Simeon Elson is an inspired international commercial illustrator and graphic artist, based in London. Simeon's explosive, realistic works are inspired by music, sports, comics, street art and current affairs. His diverse and graphical styles combine digital and traditional techniques to produces images that are innovative and full of energy.

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