Digital Illustration: Drawing with Shapes and Layers

Roman Muradov, Illustrator

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8 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Digital Screenprinting

    • Picking Colors

    • Drawing with Shapes

    • Addition and Subtraction

    • Details and Polish

    • Conclusion

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About This Class

FREE for one week only! Learn to create two-color, hand-drawn illustrations in Photoshop with award-winning artist Roman Muradov!

Inspired by traditional screen printing techniques, Roman shares how to use simple tools and just two layers to create detailed designs and complex images. Using a fun, creative exercise, you’ll learn how two colors can evolve into surprising, creative work, simply through the use of overlapping shapes.

Key lessons include:

  • Creating complementary colors
  • Selecting brushes and erasers
  • Using Multiply for screen printing effects
  • Drawing by adding and subtracting shapes

Whether you’re new to Photoshop or a seasoned designer, Roman’s approach to achieving handcrafted effects through digital tools will help you stretch your creativity, use Photoshop in new ways, and create work unlike anything you’ve seen before.

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Your working process is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing it!
Cinta Villalobos


Thanks Roman! This class had inspired my last series on instagram for 36 days of type. Every piece was a 3-colour composition with multiply layers. (@nik__brovkin, 2 underscores). Spasibo!
Nik B.

An artist and a gentleman of Tomorrow, Today.

At first I didn't quite understand what Roman was doing, but then I got it. Amazing!
Kim Bliss

Graphic/Surface Designer | Artist





Roman Muradov


Illustrator and cartoonist from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. Clients include the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Google and many others. Featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), ADC Young Guns, American Illustration and numerous other shows.

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