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Illusions of Depth: Layer-art in Illustrator

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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9 Videos (23m)
    • Intro

    • The First Layer

    • Shadows Now or Later?

    • Repetition With a Twist

    • To Work Up or Down?

    • Shadows and Light

    • Coloring Your Layers

    • Finishing Touches

    • The Last Video

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About This Class


In this class we’re going to learn how to get going with layer-art in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to add depth to your artwork – and you’ll be able to use it for organic forms, layered illustrations, geometric artwork and for prototyping real-world layer-art.

Adobe Illustrator is an amazing layer-art tool since you don’t need real paper or cutting tools, yet you can create illusions of depth really easily. It can be a precursor for getting into 3D and real world layer-art, but it can also be in it’s coolest and most powerful form right in Illustrator – you can easily manipulate shapes and take them into interactive and moving forms!

The class is short, fun and accessible.

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suitable for students with basic adobe Illustrator knowledge
Great teacher, was able to follow along in Illustrator and practice what he was teaching. Great effect.
Loved this tutorial! Short, easy to follow, entertaining and inspirational. Thanks so much!





Rich Armstrong

Product Designer

Although Rich calls himself a Product Designer he's more of a jack-of-all-trades / generalist / unicorn. He designs, animates and codes. And if you want to learn how to make stuff unicorn-style then read on! Rich studied multimedia design and graphic design, and taught himself to code. He's freelanced, worked for agencies and startups, and now runs a studio with his wife in Amsterdam. He creates compulsively, has super ginger-powers and can touch his nose with his tongue!

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