The Best of Both Worlds: Leveraging Photoshop and Illustrator In Your Work

Lydia Nichols, Illustrator • Designer • Anthropomorphizer

6 Videos (1h 14m)
  • Concepting and Pencil Sketching

    • Concepting: Choose a City and Sketching

  • Scan Sketch and Create Vector Artwork

    • Scan and prep your sketch, then trace in Illustrator.

  • Create Custom Illustrator Brushes

    • Create Custom Illustrator Brushes

  • Create and Scan Custom Textures

    • Create Textures

  • Move Vector Art into Photoshop and Apply Textures

    • Place vector art into Photoshop.

    • Applying textures in Photoshop.


About This Class

Customize your Adobe workflow. Uncover possibilities. The vector artwork of Adobe Illustrator is easier to use than raster, but sometimes you want to liven up your work with a bit of texture. Get the best of both. In this class, we'll explore ways to use Illustrator and Photoshop in tandem, using tools from custom brushes to Smart Objects.  You'll still retain your original vecto... Read More

Lydia Nichols, Illustrator • Designer • Anthropomorphizer

I'm Lydia—an East Coast-based illustrator with a penchant for design and type.  The best days include drawing cheerfully anthromoporphized animals and housewares.   Clients include: Google UK, Bloomberg Businessweek, MailChimp, and Hasbro/Playskool.... Read More