Infusing Energy into Illustrations Using Adobe CC

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 11, 2016
Duration
2h 59m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 11, 2016
Duration
2h 59m
Description

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
About the author

Simeon Elson is an inspired international commercial illustrator and graphic artist, based in London.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Simeon Elson and welcome to my course, Infusing Energy into Illustrations Using Adobe CC. I'm an international freelance illustrator and graphic artist based in the UK. My client lists includes the likes of Diesel, BT, Greatcall and Microsoft. In this course we are going to create an illustration that is full of energy and has a sense of motion using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Some of the major topics that we will cover include illustrating an essential figure in Adobe Illustrator, generating custom abstract shapes and swishes, before crossing over into Photoshop to remaster the color of the vector illustration and add mixed media elements. Lastly, adding effects to the illustration. By the end of the course, you'll know how to combine vector illustration through a compositional arrangements as well as implement abstract shapes and mixed media to create a graphical illustration that is full of energy, motion and color. Before beginning this course, you should have an advanced level of skill in Photoshop and Illustrator. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn effective graphical illustration skills with the Infusing Energy into Illustrations Using Adobe CC course at Pluralsight.