Digitizing Hand Drawn Sketches with Character

Dylan Mierzwinski, Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ

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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

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 was one of the best classes I've come across that really explains how to bring in traditional ink work in an easy peasy fashion. Most other classes had great tips but were much too involved to make it worth it for my taste, so I'd just redraw in Photoshop. Here, Dylan troubleshoots and makes it a simple 3 step movement that's worth getting to know. Great class! This is one I recommend all PS loving traditional artists become familiar with, it'll make your process all the more fun :)
Belinda Vega

Illustration / Graphic Design

Really nice guide to methods. The quick mask mode seems like a great option for bringing the lines into the drawings.
It's including great Stuff. Stuff I haven't know as a 1 year designer! Top!

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Dylan Mierzwinski

Graphic Designer | Sewist | INFJ

My name is Dylan Mierzwinski 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, motion graphics, web design, 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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