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 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Preparation

    • 3. The Process

    • 4. The Pen Tool

    • 5. Shape-Building

    • 6. Using Strokes

    • 7. Adding Color

    • 8. The Frame

    • 9. The Sky

    • 10. Adding Text

    • 11. Congratulations!


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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