Design with Watercolors: Your Own Postcard Set from Sketch to Ready for Print File

Olga Shevyakova, designer | illustrator | styled photographer

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14 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Trailer

      2:02
    • 2. Class Project overview

      0:53
    • 3. Materials overview

      2:04
    • 4. Inspiration

      3:28
    • 5. Sketching

      5:44
    • 6. Painting with watercolors

      1:58
    • 7. Scanning your set

      2:30
    • 8. Preparing in Photoshop

      6:23
    • 9. Converting your set to vector art

      7:04
    • 10. Making a postcard: Part 1

      8:37
    • 11. Making a postcard: Part 2

      10:00
    • 12. Typography

      1:25
    • 13. Putting it all together

      4:36
    • 14. Final thoughts

      0:27

Project Description

Inspired by nature: create your own floral postcards set

ASSIGNMENT

In this class you’ll create your own set of postcards, using watercolors. This assignment is almost about design practice and a little bit about having fun with watercolors. So you might not be a skilled artist to complete this one. And most of all - you should enjoy the process. You can create your own watercolor elements set, or use one I've provided. Ready to use elements are attached below. 

DELIVERABLE

When you're ready, start sharing steps of your process in the project gallery. 

Complete project should include:

  • Your moodboard or things which inspired you
  • Your sketches
  • Your watercolor set
  • Design process (screenshot or images) - optional
  • Final set of minimum three postcards
  • Images of printed set - optional

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IF YOU NEED SOME HELP:

I'm here to help you. Do not hesitate to ask your questions in Discussion section, if you stuck or have something that needs to clarify.

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