Digitizing Hand Drawn Sketches with Character

Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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9 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      0:30
    • Your Class Project

      1:09
    • Quick Mask Mode

      8:16
    • Sketching for Best Results

      0:45
    • Capturing Sketches

      3:37
    • Selecting and Cleaning Up

      11:37
    • Coloring

      7:57
    • Texture

      6:11
    • Thanks!

      0:25
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About This Class

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In this Skillshare class you’ll take hand drawn sketches and turn them into a finished, digitized illustration! Your project will be to create an illustration based on the meaning behind your name. We’ll be using Photoshop’s Quick Mask Mode to select our sketches for infinite editing while leaving all the character intact. I’ll take you through my workflow for brainstorming, sketching, capturing, cleaning up, coloring, and texturizing your illustrations, as well as suggest some tools and classes to expand your skills! Some familiarity with Photoshop will aid you greatly in working through this course; I’ve linked to a Beginner’s course for Photoshop in the project resources if you find you need to brush up on fundamentals. 

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This is an incredibly helpful tutorial and exactly what I was looking for. As an artist that is still very much traditional, but trying to learn Photoshop, this gave me the tools I needed to start diving into blending my traditional drawings with digital coloring. Thank you!!!
So many great tips! I will definitely be using masks often from now on!
Elizabeth Wall

Graphic Designer & Hand Letterer

Thanks a lot for this tutorial, is what I was looking for! I like that you tell all the shortcuts, so I can be working when I i'm listening to you! Amazing Job! Keep teaching us!

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Dylan Mierzwinski

Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

My name's Dylan and I'm a strange combination of creative endeavors. From mixing cereals and making sand art as a kid, to graphic design, illustration, sewing, and general craft enthusiasm as an adult, creating and making beautiful things has not only been my constant, but an obsession. With an everlasting love of learning and trying things with my own hands, I've found joy in sharing what I've learned along the way in my six years as a professional graphic designer turned ill...

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