How to Make a Travel Postcard of Your Favorite City | Brad Woodard | Skillshare

How to Make a Travel Postcard of Your Favorite City

Brad Woodard, Illustrator + Graphic Designer

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8 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

    • 2. 2. Inspiration and Planning

    • 3. 3. Cusom Type Part 1

    • 4. 4. Custom Type Part 2

    • 5. 5. 3D Effect and Strokes

    • 6. 6. Prepping for Illustration

    • 7. 7. Illustrating in Photoshop

    • 8. 8. Textures and Aging

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About This Class

Have you ever wanted a piece of art that represents your hometown or favorite city to hang on your walls?

In this class we are going to create our very own travel postcard design representing everything we love and associate with that special place! Follow along as I will walk you through my entire creative process and create a postcard for my very own hometown.

Taking inspiration from traditional travel postcards, in this class we are going to:

  • Follow every step of my creative process as a professional in the industry.
  • Learn how to compose our design.
  • Create custom type and customize an existing typeface in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Play with different type effects in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Learn tips/techniques to illustrating and masking in Adobe Photoshop
  • Discover ways to add subtle textures to our final composition.
  • Come away with an amazing postcard design representing everything you love about your favorite place!

Who is this class for and what do you need?

  • Intermediate - Advanced: This class is aimed for students with at least a basic, working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and some digital illustration experience.
  • Are you a beginner who really wants to do this project? Try to follow along and if you find yourself struggling, check out my other courses covering the basics within Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop!
  • The only things required for this class are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. A drawing tablet is recommended but optional.

Come follow along and let’s make something amazing together!

*DOWNLOAD: Working Photoshop file of my Seattle postcard.*





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Brad Woodard

Illustrator + Graphic Designer


I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Boise, Idaho with my wife and two little kids. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started my career as an information designer and illustrator at Column Five Media. The digital illustration courses I took in college paid off, as I found that more and more clients were requesting illustration work in their designs. Merging both skills together I have been able attract all ty...

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