In these Illustrator tutorials we'll highlight some steps in a process that will teach you how to create a low poly portrait in Adobe Illustrator. Creating a low poly portrait in Illustrator provides you with a lot of freedom over how the vector artwork is created and edited. We'll begin by preparing for our project by bringing in a reference image, setting a guide, and mapping some keyboard shortcuts to some ExpressKeys on our tablet. From here we'll begin to lay in a framework for the shapes that will comprise our low poly artwork. Following this we'll see how we can sample colors from the reference image to populate our shapes with. We'll also insure that there are no gaps in-between the shapes by learning how to average specific points. Along the way we'll talk about the size of our shapes, how we can decide where to place them and editing certain shape colors to make various sections pop. Finally we'll learn how to mirror the opposite side of our portrait and apply some final touches to clean it up. After watching this Illustrator training you'll have the knowledge you need to create your own low poly portrait in Illustrator. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1.
Kurt is a design tutor at Pluralsight. Ever since he could hold a crayon, Kurt has been in love with drawing. Apart from his dedication to training artists at Pluralsight, Kurt has an extensive background in illustration. He has previously worked for a book publisher, as well as Rhythm and Hues Studios. It was through his extensive industry background that Kurt learned the way of the Wacom, and that the Pen tool is truly mightier than the sword.