Portrait Illustration Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop

A course by Rogério Puhl
Illustrator, art director and graphic designer. Turín, Italy.
On Domestika since 09/30/2019
, Illustrator, art director and graphic designer

Explore the possibilities of starting from a photo to create illustrated portraits that are full of personality

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 373 students
Portrait Illustration Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop

Explore the possibilities of starting from a photo to create illustrated portraits that are full of personality


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 373 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 21 Lessons (5h 2m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
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Graphic designer and art director Rogério Puhl knows how to combine shape and style techniques in his compositions with great expertise. After collaborating with brands such as MTV, McDonald's, and Red Bull, he shows you how to create a digital illustration with an impactful layout and your own signature style.

In this course, learn how to illustrate a portrait in Adobe Illustrator, exploring the most diverse possibilities offered by the software to create a composition full of personality. Rogério shows you all the steps, starting from concept creation to color treatment in Photoshop and the best way to showcase your work on social media.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic knowledge and preparation
  • U3
    U3. The beginning of everything
  • U4
    U4. Fun time
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by getting to know Rogério Puhl, both his personal and professional career as an illustrator, art director, and graphic designer, as well as the main influences that impacted his creative career.

In the first unit, see the importance of reference photographs for your portrait and how to search them on the main platforms. Learn how to set up Illustrator and create your own brushes in the software.

Then, do a practical exercise to understand how the brushes you created work, apply light and shadow techniques on a picture with a pop culture look and feel.

Based on the photo chosen in the previous unit, learn how to create your character with vectors, applying light and shadow over the image to give volume to your illustration. Rogério also teaches you how to create hatchings and how to work with color to give personality and life to your project.

Next, it's time to export your Illustrator file to Photoshop! Work on light, shadows, and line details to correct imperfections and get an even more impactful result.

See how to separate all colors into layers, how to texture the image, enrich the hatches, and give extra volume and contrast to your illustration.

Finally, reap the rewards of your work by publishing it on social media. Rogério teaches you how to publish your final project in the appropriate formats for Facebook and Instagram.

What is this course's project?

Create an illustrated portrait using a photograph of your choice, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone interested in digital illustration, as well as for professional illustrators, art directors, and designers.

What you need

You will need basic Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills.

As for materials, you will need a computer with these software installed and a graphics tablet.


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Rogério Puhl

A course by Rogério Puhl

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Illustrator, art director and graphic designer

Rogério Puhl knew from a very early age what he wanted to be in life: an artist. This young Brazilian artist was admitted to the School of Arts of Chapecó at age 14, and when he was 18, he discovered the world of digital illustration. Then, he began to collaborate professionally as an illustrator, art director, and graphic designer in advertising agencies such as Agência 750 and Estúdio Alice, as the co-founder of both.

He has painted murals around the globe and he currently lives in Turin, Italy. With his PUHL studio, he uses digital illustration to work ideas of common sense in his images and transforms them in the most unusual way possible to give narrative to his drawings. He has worked with renowned national and international advertising agencies, such as Africa, MTV, McDonalds, Red Bull, AlmapBBDO, DM9DDB, JWT, Cubo.cc, Africa, NBS, Ogilvy, WMcCann, Age Isobar, Leo Burnett, LiveAD, lew'lara \ TBWA, FutureBrand, Young & Rubicam, among others.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation: Hello!
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course?
  • U2

    Basic knowledge and preparation

    • Reference search 1
    • Reference search 2
    • Setting up the keyboard and creating brushes
    • Lights and shadows: tone on tone 1
    • Lights and shadows: tone on tone 2
    • Lights and shadows: tone on tone 3
    • Lights and shadows: tone on tone 4
  • U3

    The beginning of everything

    • Vectorization: portrait base
    • Vectorization: volumes, lights and shadows 1
    • Vectorization: volumes, lights and shadows 2
    • Vectorization: hatching and color passing 1
    • Vectorization: hatches and color pass 2
    • Vectorization: details that make the difference 1
    • Vectorization: details that make the difference 2
  • U4

    Fun time

    • Exporting to Photoshop
    • Show time
    • Color treatment
    • Harvesting the fruits
  • FP

    Final project

    • Portrait Illustration Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop

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Portrait Illustration Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop. A Illustration course by Rogério Puhl

Portrait Illustration Techniques with Illustrator and Photoshop

A course by Rogério Puhl
Illustrator, art director and graphic designer. Turín, Italy.
On Domestika since 09/30/2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (4)
  • 373 students