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. 

182 of 183 students recommendSee All

Great course! I've used Photoshop at my day job for 6 years, and never knew about the magical quick mask mode. I'm putting it to use today to make my zine!
Beth Spencer

Loves cats, kombucha, and letters.

i feel like i know an okay amount of photoshop but this class definitely taught me a lot of tips/tricks that i had no clue about. i definitely recommend it! thank you!
As all Dylan's classes this is another clear explained class with some helpful practical tips. Even if I already have a way of working with my sketches I added some very useful new skills that are going to make my life easier.
Claudia Cerantola

Illustrator and Surface pattern designer





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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