Creating Photo Inspired Vector Artwork in Illustrator CS5

In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the process of creating photo inspired vector artwork. Software required: Illustrator CS5 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2011
Duration
4h 26m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 1, 2011
Duration
4h 26m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will learn about the process of creating photo inspired vector artwork. We will begin this process by learning how to recognize and target shapes in a realistic form which we can recreate here in Illustrator. While beginning to target shapes, we will also learn how to use 3 of the tools in Illustrator for creating different types of vector shapes including the pen tool, the pencil tool and the blob brush. After we have gotten the hang of these 3 tools we will proceed in executing our illustration. Along the way we will learn about organizing our artwork, gradient workflows, as well as various methods for fitting shapes together. Software required: Illustrator CS5 and up.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on creating photo inspired vector art inside illustrates presented by digital tutors. Dobie authorized training Since my name is Eddie and I'll be walking through the process of using illustrator to realistically rendered, a character illustration based on a stock photograph will begin this process by learning how to recognize and partners shapes in a realistic form, which we can re create here inside. Illustrated well beginning to target shapes will also learn how to use three of illustrators tools for creating different types of vectors shapes including the pinto tensile tool and the broad brush. After we've gotten the hang of these three tools proceeding executing art illustrations along the way, we'll learn about organizing our artwork. Radiant work flows as what was various methods for fitting shapes together. After completing his course, you'll have trained your eye how to convert realism in a photograph into a vector image. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.