Learn to illustrate with different patterns, hatching and strokes in Illustrator and Photoshop.
Illustrator and art director Abraham Garcia, who has worked for brands such as Harley Davidson, Jack Daniel's or Volkswagen, will teach you how to create illustrations using the technique of blending (or shading using parallel lines) with Illustrator and Photoshop.
This effect helps to bring strength and expressiveness to the image and, in the words of Abraham, "it is a good addition to the repertoire of any designer".
During the course, you will learn the basics of this technique through different exercises and design a whiskey label, a project that will allow you to discover the process of Abraham's illustration from beginning to end practicing illustration techniques, composition, typographic treatment and color.
About this course
You will begin knowing the trajectory and the influences of Abraham García.
Next, you will discover the Illustrator brushes and tools used by Abraham to create shapes, shadows and volumes, as well as tips for preparing a file correctly.
Afterwards, you will start with the design of your label. To do this, you will learn to create a reference board in Photoshop, composition tricks, vectorize your sketch and add shadows and baselines.
You will add a typography to the project. You will learn to adjust the letters and add detail through lights, shadows and ornamentation with Photoshop.
Finally, you will add color to the label and prepare the file for printing by separating the color into different layers.
What is this course's project?
You will design a label for a brand of whiskey from scratch using the digital gaging technique.
Who is it for?
To designers, illustrators and creatives in general interested in learning new illustration techniques.
What you need
To carry out the course it is recommended to have basic knowledge of drawing, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Regarding materials, you need a computer, installed design programs (Illustraror and Photoshop or similar) and, although it is not essential, the use of a graphic tablet is also recommended.
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Abraham García is a graphic designer specialized in Illustration although he likes to experiment with a variety of traditional and digital techniques.
She has been working for advertising agencies for more than 10 years, such as Grupo W in Saltillo and Vault 49 in New York, where she currently works as a Freelance. In this time he has developed projects of branding, packaging, illustration, web design, album covers, etc.
Some of its clients are Harley Davidson, Gatorade, Jack Daniel's, Volkswagen, Bicycle Cards or publications such as Picnic, Quo or Travel and Leisure, among others.
Other of his passions are tattoos, cartoons, graffiti, movies and comics. He loves doing things with his hands from carpentry, industrial design or metal structures. For Abraham "the designers are the result of our tastes and passions".