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Digital illustration for risography

teacher avatar Cris Tamay, Illustrator and visual developer

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

8 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. What is Riso?

    • 3. More Fact

    • 4. Making digital with Photoshop

    • 5. File Prep for the Printer

    • 6. Your Project

    • 7. Bonus with Procreate!

    • 8. Fin

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About This Class

In this class you will learn how to make a digital illustration ready to be printed in risography.

You will learn to do it either with Photoshop and with Procreate in very few steps.

Risography is an affordable and different way to print something yours in short runs.

It also have special colors like fluor and metallics which are hard to find or expensive in other kinds of printing.

And making it from a digital file it’s easier and faster.

You’ll end up knowing what’s risography, how does the machine work and how to prepare a digital file ready to send to the printer in a super short class!





Thanks for the music:

All videos except the “Bonus” one have Dj Quads songs.

Dj Quads

The “Bonus” video has a Proleter song.


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Cris Tamay

Illustrator and visual developer


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The class project will re a guard or invitation into wings. See you in the next class 2. What is Riso?: way master is created on the drums so the paper gets printed as it buses for as it is a Trumper color, the paper has to pass through the machine as many times as things you want to use. However, nowadays there are many two drums machine, so you can bring to ings in one pass. Because of the movement of the machine printing, the layers might be uncoordinated, but this is part of funds as insert transparent, not opaque except some special ones like metallics. Make sure to prepare the knockout if you don't want over three layers. In this example, the knockout in the blue layer avoids the being layer over, renting the blue layer in the cup. 3. More Fact: reason is environmentally friendly because it uses soy based ink. The screens air made from blood fibers, anything very dish efficient as it is a cold process. Also, there's a minimum amount of waste and its violent credible. 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I can't wait to see what you make, and if you'd like to bring them, it would be awesome.