Digitizing Hand Drawn Sketches with Character

Dylan Mierzwinski, Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ

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9 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Your Class Project

    • Quick Mask Mode

    • Sketching for Best Results

    • Capturing Sketches

    • Selecting and Cleaning Up

    • Coloring

    • Texture

    • Thanks!


About This Class


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 class alone is worth my one year's subscription to this site!!! I've been looking for a long time for instruction on how to digitize my hand drawn work without losing the hand drawn character. This class tells me exactly what I need to know! I am so grateful!
Dylan is a natural teacher, and her distinct art style is fun and approachable. She does a great job breaking down the steps and digging into why she utilizes each tool or shortcut. I learned some great tricks in Photoshop!
Melanie Yarbrough

Self-taught illustrator and designer

Thank you for sharing this info! Loved this class. You have just changed the way I will clean up my drawings.





Dylan Mierzwinski

Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ


My name is Dylan and I’m a strange combination of creative endeavors. From mixing cereals and making sand art as a kid, to graphic design, drawing & painting, videography & editing, sewing, and general craft enthusiasm as an adult, creating and making things beautiful has not only been my constant, but an obsession. Paired with an everlasting love of learning and trying things with my own hands, I’ve become a creative force with a wide range of skills and interests. 

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