The Play-Doh Technique: Fun Hand-made Vectors In Illustrator

Rich Armstrong, Product Designer

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15 Videos (36m)
    • Intro

      1:02
    • Class Project

      1:00
    • The Play-Doh Tool

      3:51
    • No Snapping!

      0:43
    • Shortcuts

      1:40
    • Multiple Shapes

      1:50
    • Other Shapes

      3:18
    • Linework

      2:27
    • Typography

      3:29
    • Cute Characters

      2:50
    • Background Splodge

      1:10
    • Adding Depth

      3:05
    • Texture

      4:16
    • Your Project

      4:21
    • Conclusion

      0:29
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About This Class

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We all like vectors. But we also love hand-drawn stuff. And this class teaches you how to mash those 2 things together with the Play-Doh technique.

The Play-Doh technique allows you to work with vectors much like you would with Play-Doh, which gives your vector work an authentic hand-made feel, without losing the things that make vectors vector!

This short and fun class covers the basics of the Play-Doh technique, as well as plenty of examples, and secret hints and tips. You don’t need to be an ace designer or illustrator. I show you shortcuts, show you my own work, and explain things simply and slowly.

All you need to take this class is an appreciation of the hand-made, as well as Adobe Illustrator (which you can get a 30 day free trial of). You don’t need much experience in Adobe Illustrator at all!

By the end of this class you’ll be able to create authentic and natural vector work – ready for websites, branding, and print work! You’ll be able to add it to your existing skill set and start having fun right away.

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This is delightful! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful class, so, so fun!
Fun class, Thank you ^_^
I had so much fun. very easy to follow. Great great job.

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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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