From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop

Cat Coquillette, Illustrator & Designer

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7 Videos (45m)
    • Intro

      3:25
    • Scanning Your Artwork

      2:20
    • Cleaning Up Your Work in Photoshop

      16:21
    • Color Exploration – Digitally Editing in Photoshop

      6:31
    • Creating Patterns

      11:04
    • Resizing for Various Template Dimensions

      4:26
    • Final Tips

      0:53

About This Class

Cat Coquillette is a professional illustrator and designer as well as a full-time traveler. Thanks to her success with licensing her artwork and selling through on print-on-demand companies like Society6, she is able to fully support herself as an artist and travel the world. Cat is one of Society6’s top artists, selling over 58,000 products on their platform alone.

Cat will walk you step-by-step through her entire process to show you how she gets her artwork from paper to computer, focusing on all the steps she takes to digitally transform her artwork into top-selling pieces, including:

• Fusing multiple scans of artwork together into one image
• Removing the paper background Erasing pencil marks, paint splatters, and errors
• Exploring color variations
• Creating patterns
• Adjusting artwork for various template dimensions
• Saving artwork files for optimization

One key factor with succeeded with passive income streams like licensing and print on demand is making sure your artwork translates beautifully from paper to screen. This class will be tailored to that process. There is so much more to the process than just scanning in your artwork and uploading it to sell online. What you do in-between those actions can make the difference between an average piece and a best-seller.

If you don’t have Photoshop, no problem. You can sign up for a free trial online in just a few minutes: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/free-trial-download.html

As a bonus for this class, you'll receive a free digital guide that covers all the basics of the class PLUS a high-res watercolor paper texture so you can get started immediately with digitizing your own artwork.

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152 of 152 students recommendSee All

Great class, filled with so many tips and techniques. Thank you!
It is a good class to get to know the process, but it is hard to follow since author jumps from one thing to another and the upper PS tab is not seen so you can't follow the instructions. Would really appreciate a bit more detailed explanation. Otherwise, I really like your work and bright colors. A question: when it comes to print, there is always cmyk color space so even if you leave it in rgb, the print will be less vibrant when printed. How you handle it and why you don't convert to cmyk before, so you can get better print preview? Thank you!
Anja B

Find your inner artist

such a great class, answered a lot of my questions.

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Cat Coquillette

Illustrator & Designer

I’m a location-independent designer and illustrator currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, although Kansas City is the place I'll always call home. I’ve spent the majority of my career as a graphic designer, with my passion for illustration blooming into a large part of my brand as well. I illustrate in a variety of mediums, including digital, watercolor, ink and gouache. My artwork typically incorporates bright pops of color, typography, clean linework and a broad range of motifs. (Current obsessions: animal skulls, fuzzy critters and blooming foliage.)

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