Digital Illustration: Designing Custom Vintage Postcards

Connor Brandt, Graphic Designer, College Student

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11 Lessons (32m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:32
    • 2. Preparation

      4:19
    • 3. The Process

      2:39
    • 4. The Pen Tool

      1:12
    • 5. Shape-Building

      3:06
    • 6. Using Strokes

      3:02
    • 7. Adding Color

      5:22
    • 8. The Frame

      2:55
    • 9. The Sky

      3:19
    • 10. Adding Text

      2:51
    • 11. Congratulations!

      0:35

Project Description

Transform your own photo into an eye-popping, vintage-inspired postcard

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to create a postcard design that is unique to you.  Use a photograph from vacation, out your bedroom window, or from any other place that has special meaning to you.  The goal is to maintain the perspective and composition from the original picture, while giving it new life by using bold colors, thick lines, and dark shadows.  Draw inspiration from vintage postcards and art deco poster design.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your postcard.  A completed postcard includes

  • An accurate illustration of your original photo
  • A "Greetings from..." text
  • Text describing the location
  • A border

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