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Create a Botanical Illustration of a Flower from a Photo In Illustrator

Maggie Hobson-Baker, Art and Design

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6 Videos (34m)
    • Introduction to the Project

    • An Overview of the Pencil Tool

    • Getting your Project Started

    • Organizing Layers and Choosing Colors

    • The Pencil Tool Project in Process!

    • Finishing your Pencil Tool Project


About This Class

In this course I will show you how to work with a photo of a flower and turn it into a vector illustration inside of Illustrator through working with the Pencil Tool.  

The course will cover the following:

  1. The Pencil Tool
  2. Choosing Colors
  3. Organizing Layers
  4. Placing Photos into Illustrator
  5. Organizing Objects in Illustrator
  6. Grouping Objects

I look forward to viewing your projects!  

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A fantastic class. I love the way you teach. I am truly inspired and anxious to start my project. Thanks!
Jodi Lynn Iacino

Enthusiastic Explorer of Art and Design





Maggie Hobson-Baker

Art and Design

Maggie is an artist, designer and Assistant Professor in Studio Art, living and working in the Philadelphia Area. Her work reflects her love of shape, color, nature and design. She loves drawing on her iPad, and Bamboo Tablet as well as working with traditional materials. You can often find her with her camera and sketchbook in the woods. She is especially interested in the dialogue between traditional and digital platforms in the creation of art and visual images.

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