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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

    • Explore Design on Skillshare


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.

166 of 168 students recommendSee All

Great course! It really made me think outside the box and helped me to understand working with negative space better. If you are struggling with creativity, or just want to learn a new technique, this class is for you!
Wonderful class — clear teaching and easy to do in less than an hour. Really enjoyed it and learning new techniques!
A very good introduction to the world of digital design. I enjoyed the simplicity of this peek into the very complicated world of digital creativity. Nice lesson. Thanks





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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