Playful Animal Illustration with Photoshop

A course by Gareth Lucas , Illustrator

Illustrator. South Ockendon, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020

Explore digital tools to create lively works of art filled with texture, patterns, and color

  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 1613 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore digital tools to create lively works of art filled with texture, patterns, and color

A course by Gareth Lucas

Digital tools like Photoshop can open up a whole world of possibilities when it comes to illustration. Gareth Lucas uses them to create lively artwork which he shares with over 100K followers on Instagram. He has collaborated with clients including Penguin, Birdseye, and Abrams Books.

In this course, he teaches you how to explore textures and patterns that elevate your illustrations using Photoshop. Design playful animal illustrations that spark joy and happiness using a variety of digital tools and techniques. Are you ready to bring your artwork to life with vibrant colors and textures?

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 13 downloads

Setting up Your Workspace
9 minutes, 10 seconds
Introduction to Brushes
20 minutes, 18 seconds
Patterns and Blend Modes
13 minutes, 6 seconds
Playing with "Adjustment Layers"
14 minutes, 15 seconds
Drawing on Photoshop
19 minutes, 51 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 1613 students
  • 14 lessons (3h 2m)
  • 13 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an illustration of an animal of your choice using Photoshop to add color, patterns, and layers that bring it to life.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to illustrate using digital tools.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required to take this course.

You will need sketching tools and access to a computer with Photoshop.


Reviews

1613 Students
106 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Gareth Lucas

A course by Gareth Lucas

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Illustrator

Gareth Lucas is a freelance illustrator from Essex, England. As a child, he loved to draw and eventually went on to study illustration at Brighton University. After graduating, Gareth worked on everything from label designs to anthology illustrations before going back to university to study for an MA in illustration. During that time, he taught graphic design alongside his studies and began experimenting with digital tools which allowed him to take his freelance career full-time in 2014.

Since then, Gareth has worked with clients including Abrams Books, Penguin, Birdseye, and Simon and Schuster. He also shares his illustrations with over 100K followers on Instagram.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting to Know Photoshop

    • Setting up Your Workspace
    • Introduction to Brushes
    • Patterns and Blend Modes
    • Playing with "Adjustment Layers"
    • Inspiration and Initial Sketches
  • U3

    Bringing Your Image to Life

    • Drawing on Photoshop
    • Colours
    • Pattern Work
    • Textures
    • Finishing Touches
  • U4

    Last Steps

    • Saving the Image Correctly
    • Customising with Typography
  • FP

    Final project

    • Playful Animal Illustration with Photoshop

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Playful Animal Illustration with Photoshop. Illustration course by Gareth Lucas

Playful Animal Illustration with Photoshop

A course by Gareth Lucas
Illustrator. South Ockendon, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (106)
  • 1613 students