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Digital Illustration with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Finally! A class for Artists. We noticed that most of the training options out there for Photoshop and Illustrator cater to photographers and designers but few if any take into account the army of painters, artists, and illustrators who want to use the computer to draw and paint or to work with scans of their traditional media pieces. If you are looking to learn or improve skills in digital art-making then this class is for you!

Overview of Photoshop & Illustrator

Vector vs Bitmap

Why and when to use each program

Getting around in the Adobe Environment

The Digital Pencil: Using a Wacom Tablet

set-up and familiarization with a digital drawing tablet

drawing in Photoshop

understanding Photoshop's Brush Engine

drawing in Illustrator

tips for a successful transition

Scanning and Working Traditional Sketches

considerations before scanning

cleaning up a scan

sketching and revising

using layers as tracing paper

Techniques for Digital Inking

pushing contrast

using the pencil tool

using the pen tool

using Illustrator's image trace function

applying variable widths to strokes

Adding Color

using Live Paint for fast colorization in Illustrator

painting in Photoshop

using color fills and adjustment layers for a faster workflow

Working with Custom Brushes

 

Digital Rendering: Creating Realistic Images

building form with highlights and shadows

 

Adding Texture

using Photoshop textures

using scanned textures

creating seamless patterns

Saving files for Web or Print

understanding image resolution

knowing the file formats and their best usage (.jpg, .psd, .png, etc)

using the save for web feature