Digital Illustration: Designing Custom Vintage Postcards | Connor Brandt | Skillshare

Digital Illustration: Designing Custom Vintage Postcards

Connor Brandt, Graphic Designer, College Student

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11 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      2:32
    • Preparation

      4:19
    • The Process

      2:39
    • The Pen Tool

      1:12
    • Shape-Building

      3:06
    • Using Strokes

      3:02
    • Adding Color

      5:22
    • The Frame

      2:55
    • The Sky

      3:19
    • Adding Text

      2:51
    • Congratulations!

      0:35

About This Class

Do you have vacation pictures?  Do you have pictures?  Of anything?  Then you can participate in this class!  In this quick 32-minute class, graphic designer Connor Brandt shares the process and techniques for creating an accurate, eye-catching illustration of your very own photographs.

You will learn how to recognize the basic shapes needed to represent your original image while giving it a more bold, streamlined look.  By juxtaposing the deep shadows of the foreground with a radiating sky, thick frame, and art deco text, you can make even the most mundane picture look like something that belongs on the front of a postcard.

What picture will you choose?  The Golden Gate Bridge?  Your childhood home?  The local Walmart?  There's no limit to what you can do.  So let's get started!

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Connor Brandt

Graphic Designer, College Student

Connor Brandt is a 20 year old who enjoys graphic design and listening to music. He sometimes types in the third person.

Hey, I'm Connor. I'm a Junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Even when I was too young to know how to use a computer, I always had logo ideas in my head. Ones that I'd have to scribble on paper with colored pencils. So when I finally found a way to really make my ideas come to life, I was hooked. I started out designing sports uniforms and logos in Micro...

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