Adobe Illustrator: How to Create a Vintage Book Cover

Leonardo Dossena, Graphic Designer and Illustrator

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8 Videos (54m)
    • Intro

      0:34
    • Research

      2:00
    • Setting Layers

      5:47
    • Let’s Create

      20:24
    • Adding Text

      7:37
    • Book Spine

      13:14
    • From Flat to 3D

      4:05
    • Conclusion

      0:45

About This Class

In this class you will be able to create a intricate vintage design in Adobe Illustrator. Starting from a little research on internet of some really nice vintage book covers, we are going to choose some of those we found and we will use them as references for composition, decorative elements and colors. We will start to create step by step the book cover using a couple of tricks really useful. I will take you through the process of creating a symmetrical decoration, working on a small portion you will see your whole design comes to life.

This class is for every designer or illustrator, probably not for beginner but they can give it a try following me step by step in the process.

At the end of this class students will be able to re-use this method for any other projects such as bandanas, tiles and similar complex decorative elements.

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Leonardo Dossena

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Hi all, I'm Leonardo Dossena, I'm a freelancer based in Italy and I've been working as a graphic designer and illustrator, most of the time for the fashion industry, for almost fifteen years. I've been doing graphics for t-shirts, but also many other projects for packaging and illustrations since I've started my career as graphic designer. I love mixing different styles and traditional methods with digital and I would like to embrace the art of teaching as well, creating something new for you...

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