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Kristy Brown

Graphic Designer | Computer Tech.

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DESIGN TRAINING 101: MASTERING THE PEN TOOL

THE CLASS IS PUBLISHED!!

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I have loved Graphic Design since I was 14 years old and decided it will be great to teach new designers how to master great tools on illustrator, photoshop, ect. I want to create a series that will allow me to teach new designers new skills. My first tool I think everyone should learn to master is the pen tool. It took me a while to master that tool. However, by just tracing shapes and learning techniques from my design classes, I have master it and now use it all the time.

I will also be uploading a template of shapes (created by myself) for students to use and practice the pen tool with.

CLASS TITLE

DESIGN TRAINING 101: MASTERING THE PEN TOOL

CLASS DESCRIPTION: 

Have you tried using the pen tool, but still get frustrated with it? Do you try to avoid it because you can't get it to work or create the shapes you want it to? Everyone has been there. I used to avoid it at all costs because I couldn't create a simple circle without it messing up. It was frustrating! After taking design classes, and practicing with different shapes using the pen tool, I finally find myself using it all the time! It is a wonderful tool when you learn how to master it. In this course, I will show you what I learned in my design classes to help you master the pen tool. It takes trial and error to master something so if you keep practicing, I promise you won't try to avoid the pen tool any longer! You will find yourself using it all the time.

PROJECT TITLE : SILHOUETTE CREATION 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Assignment:

After practicing the pen tool with the practice sheet, your assignment is to decide on something of your interest to create with the pen tool.

Share Your Project:

  1. Post your finish practice sheet to share your process of mastering the pen tool.
  2. Share your brainstorming process by posting the images that you researched
  3. Post your sketches or screenshots of your tracing
  4. Create and post your finish silhouette created with the pen tool.

PRACTICE SHEET

I am in the middle of creating the practice sheet that I will have students download to help them learn to use the pen tool. Here is what it looks like so far....

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Class Outline ----> Click Here

INTRO VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WmGQcf_R3U

In the middle of editing and filming the lessons :)

My Scanned sketch for the sketch phase of the class. Will be showing my process of creating the deer with the pen tool.

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THE CLASS IS PUBLISHED! 

FREE ENROLLMENT

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I am very excited about my new class!! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. :)

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