Adobe Illus. Essentials Practice

Adobe Illus. Essentials Practice - student project

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Lesson One - Build an animal with simple shapes

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Lesson Two - Shape Builder. I ended up learning a lot from this exercise, like to join your shapes often to avoid having too many intersections. Sometimes, a curved line will work better than a circle (probably in a future lesson, but since I have a teeny bit of Illus. knowlege, I simplified the workflow myself. 

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Lesson 3: Final shape builder

 

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Lesson  12?: Width Tool

What I learned - The width tool gets a little wonky around sharpchanges in direction (see the letter V) 

 

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Warp your own name

 

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Rotate and Repeat a Gradient shape

 

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DIY repeating pattern

 

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Vectorize a photo

I took a photo from last Christmas and stylized it with 6 colors, then adjusted the palette to make it a bit more interesting.