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Illustration: Design an editorial image (intermediate) | Freepik course trailer_ENG


Illustration: Design an editorial image (intermediate) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About the course
In this course, we’ll be developing an illustration to accompany an informative text. We’ll be searching the Net to get inspired and find the idea we want for the text and our illustration. In this case, we’ll be working with a fixed color palette, which we’ll be using for laying out our illustration in Photoshop.

Which project are we going to develop?
Once we have the text from a newspaper or magazine, we’re going to start developing an initial sketch for the layout and, after that, we’ll be working with shapes and textures.

We’re going to put ourselves in the shoes of an illustrator who’s been asked to create an illustration for a text that will appear in a magazine.

What you'll learn:

Working with CMYK format for printing
Adapting our illustration to a text
Applying texture to colors with selections
Choosing a typography and modifying the size for the layout in Photoshop
Applying the composition to mock up
Who is this course for? Requirements
This course is for those who want to give the editorial illustration a try and prove their ability to create illustrations based on a text and adapt them to its content.

If you want to discover some secrets of editorial coloring in Photoshop, there’s no doubt that this course is for you. Plus, you’ll get insights into the creation of illustrations for the press. You’ll need:
Graphic tablet
Photoshop or any other digital drawing software

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Graphic Design: Create Book Covers with Style (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About the course

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it is that makes us buy all those books that we never get round to reading? They say you should never judge a book by it's cover, but if we ad a nice aesthetic with a magnificent story... We'll achieve fame and fortune in the world of book cover illustration. The aesthetic of the shape and the counter-shape are what we're going to be applying in this resource, and repeat it, to create a winning resource when illustrating any book cover.

What are we going to develop?

We're going to create a series of illustrations on books by the same author. In this case, we've chose three of the bard Shakespeare's works. We have to keep the importance of the fact that we're working on a book that is currently in public domain, so we're sure nobody gets mad... Like, lawyers mad. We'll choose a closed color pallet and with textures brushes we'll create the final image and apply it to a mock-up so that it looks awesome.

What you'll learn

You'll learn to synthesize the book to get the main concept
Analyze the most important structures for a correct composition
Place the title and the author's name in the right place on the book
Use the brushes in Photoshop to create a texturized effect
Summarize the main image and export the result to apply it on a mock-up

Who's this course for? Requisites

This course is for those with open minds that want to learn new ways and concepts where they can use their illustrative talents. If your idea is to present your portfolio to the editorial world, we really recommend that you give this course a look-see to make sure you understand the notions of each lesson.

You'll need a tablet, an drawing program like Photoshop and your imagination to get your work going, let's go? You in?

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Graphic Design: Create a Hipster Vector Poster (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About this course
I’m sure at times you’ve felt frustrated to see a design made on Illustrator that has so many elements. That must have been done by somebody who’s really good at drawing on paper, you might have thought. But Illustrator can help anyone, whether they’re good at drawing or not, achieve the design they had in mind.

We’ll start this course in Illustrator, exploring the Pen tool, the Paintbrush tool and the Gradient Mesh. I’ll show you some “tricks”, like using a pencil drawn image in Photoshop, to make an attractive design without investing so many hours.

What design are we going to create?
We’re going to play around with colored backgrounds and silhouettes. We’re going to use an example that contains the two main elements that we’ll need for the illustration: a background with a Gradient Mesh and the silhouettes of trees and animals.

Don’t worry if you don’t quite understand everything you’re doing. Just follow me, and do exactly as you see on the screen, pausing the image and continuing when you finish. I recommend that you use alternatives to the tools I show you. For example, if we draw a deer with the Pen and the Pencil tool, substitute the deer for a horse or a bear. This way, you’ll gain a better understanding of the tools.

Who is this course for?
Ideally, the person who takes this course will be familiar with Illustrator and Photoshop. You don’t need advanced skills, but certain basic knowledge is expected.

It’s also important to point out that, we’ll be working with vectors and not bitmap images. Unlike Photoshop, each object is recognised by the program as an independent object with it’s own properties. This helps us, for example, to make object as large as we like without losing quality.

We’ll be using Illustrator CC, but you can also use an earlier edition, as everything that we’ll see has been the same on these programs for the last few years.

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Illustration: Design Characters Based on Ancient Cultures (intermediate) | Freepik course trailer_EN

About this course

Taking references from diverse mediums is key when coming up with new ideas for artworks, whether illustration, design or motion graphics. The realm of Character Design also benefits from reference gathering and reinterpretation. In this tutorial, I'll guide you on the way to create a brand new character, taking inspiration and references from ancient cultures. We'll not only work on the aesthetic part of the character, but we'll also give it some background and purpose.

What project are we going to develop?

We are going to develop a brand new character, based on references taken from the ancient culture of your choice. I'll guide you through various steps, from selecting the appropriate references to creating a relevant color palette which reminds us of the culture from which the character originated.

Who’s this course for? Requirements

This tutorial will focus more on the character creation rather than on illustration techniques and tips, so some basic knowledge of the software is required. The software I'll be using is Photoshop CC 2015 but any previous version will work as well. For the illustration part, I'll be using a graphics tablet since I work free hand.

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How to Work with Editorial Illustration Clients | Illustrating for Newspapers and Magazines

If you’re a new or aspiring illustrator, you may find yourself wondering what it’s actually like to work with illustration clients. I get questions about this all the time, so I decided to tackle them in a new series of videos called, Working with Clients. In these videos, I’ll walk you though the process of working with commercial illustration clients, from start to finish. Each video will be focused on a different industry — editorial, packaging, etc.

This video is all about working with clients in the editorial space which includes newspapers, magazines and online publications and we’ll unpack the following questions:
What is the process of working on an editorial assignment?
How much does editorial illustration pay? How much should I charge for spot illustrations?
How long does it take? How much time do you get?
How are revisions handled?

There are a lot of things to consider, and it can all seem very mysterious if you’ve never worked with an editorial client before. After 5 years in the industry and working with clients like Real Simple, Conde Nast and the Wall Street Journal, I can tell you that each client if different, but there are definitely some important similarities. We’ll cover those in this video as I walk you though the process of working with an editorial client, from start to finish.

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Photography: Photoshop from Scratch (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About this course

In this course, we're going to be learning some of the basic notions of Photoshop that are going to help you get that solid base on photo edition with different kinds of images. You want to get rid of that zit from that picture of that party? (You don't have to, they are natural and you are a beautiful human). Have you not been on holiday in a while and do you want to be the envy of all of Instagram? (None of that matters, you're on the right path). Let's get to it in this course, we're going to travel the world and become an expert editor person.

What project are we going to develop?

Throughout this course, we're going to be working on different exercises to get used to the tools and techniques that we'll be seeing in the different lessons. At the end of the course, we're going to be developing a final project, that's going to be a photomontage where we'll apply everything we've been learning and we'll combine all of those tools to intergrate all of the elements and create a composition that's believable.

What you'll learn

Basic Photoshop tools
Cropping masks
Non-destructive editing techniques
Illumination techniques
Setting layers
Basic edition and correction in Camera RAW
Photomontage techniques

Who is this course for? Requisites

This course is for those who wish to learn how to use the program Photoshop and want to use their creative capacity to the max through the possibilities we can see in the program. Those who wish to make impacting images that can be applied to a whole array of products and aesthetics that are called for in the market and will open doors in the world of design and photograph editing. It's for people who want to really polish the program and get super into it.

To work on this course, you're only going to need to install the program Adobe Photoshop.

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Medical Illustration Speed Drawing - Vector Graphics in Illustrator by Annie Campbell

I thought I'd share with you my process for an editorial/conceptual medical illustration that depicts 'personalized medicine'.

Images were created using Adobe Illustrator and is of a larger series of scientific/medical imagery that will be shown at the Dundee Design Festival this May 2016.

Music by Santo Rico by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

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Seamless Line Illustration for Interactive Biomedical Visualization

A project for medical computer visualization class by Raphael Heidrich.
This is a (cross-) hatching and stippling technique using line integration convolution (LIC).


C++, OpenGL, glfw3, ImGui

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Welcome to Print Designer

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Everyone has stories of printing orders gone wrong. Wrong artwork, wrong placement, wrong colors and wrong bags. Print Designer takes the manual steps, emails, phone calls, time and worry out of printing. Quick and easy. We’ve slayed the printing monster. You win.

Our online visual editor gives you full control of what your bag looks like. Enter bag type and dimensions, then upload your image. Click & drag to move or resize. Choose from a palette to change colors. Click and start typing for text. Look good? Click “Find” to get prices and lead times.

It’s is an interactive tool, so anyone can easily design a printed bag in just minutes. Print Designer then instantly generates your price, lead times and your precise technical drawings, which you can then send instantly to co-workers or customers for feedback and confirmation.

Vocab for Freelance Illustrators | How to Speak the Language in the Commercial Art Industry

What's a brief? Who's an AD? What's meant by sketches? What's a deliverable?
When you're first starting out in illustration, or considering launching a creative career as an artist, it can be intimidating to think of communicating with other industry professionals. How do you know what's expected and whether you're ready? I know when I was starting out, I was really nervous about knowing industry-specific terms and having the right vocabulary so that I would seem like I knew what I was doing. I spent countless hours googling phrases I'd see in client emails because I was too embarrassed to ask what they meant. Let me save you from that fate and share 8 of the most commonly used industry terms in illustration. Please bear in mind that these specifically apply to packaging and editorial illustration, which are my specialties. Other areas such as animation and surface pattern will have their own terms, so this video is a far cry from universal, but it should provide a good starting point!

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Wishful Thinking - Dan Lebowitz
Traveller - The 126ers
Morning Mandolin - Chris Haugen

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Motion Graphic: Create a 3D Logo Reveal Template (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About the course
In this course we're going to learn how to make an animation of a logo with a 3D effect. We're going to be using After Effects, from start to end, and nothing else. We're going to see that this program's options are so varied that we're going to be able to achieve a great result.

What project are we going to develop?
A logo animation with a 3D effect. This project can also be reused if necessary as it's going to be totally editable. Step by step, we're going to go over everthing, from the creation of a background, to converting the logo to a 3D image, to giving it that animation as if it were a three dimensional atmosphere.

You're also going to learn animation techniques using keyframes using the graphic editor in After Effects, both editing the values and the speed.

Who is this for? Requirements
This is for any user of After Effects that have basic notions on the program, we've tried to make the course as detailed as possible so even new users can follow the whole project from scratch.

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Illustrators Lisk Feng and Jennet Liaw on Digital Illustration and Using Adobe Fresco

Curious about digital painting? Expert illustrators Lisk Feng and Jennet Liaw break down the reasons why they like working with tools like Adobe Fresco when they are creating their award-winning illustrations.

Skillshare has teamed up with five expert digital illustrators and artists to launch classes all about how they work with Adobe Fresco to create gorgeous, compelling art. Watch one, watch all, and get creating! Click here to get started:


Follow along as illustrator Lisk Feng explores the app and teaches you the fundamentals. Create a stunning type-inspired illustration with Jennet Liaw, or draw a colorful fantasy world with Ira Marcks. Work alongside Dylan Mierzwinski as she teaches you to create a beautiful floral design, or work more expressively, creating an abstract digital painting with Rich Armstrong.

Whatever your interest (or skill level!) Skillshare and Adobe Fresco will help you get the most out of your digital illustrations, helping you create art that will come alive like never before.


Adobe Fresco is a next-generation painting and drawing app for the iPad that offers sharp, clean, infinitely scalable vector brushes, versatile and adaptable Photoshop brushes, and a new category of Live Brushes that uncannily recreate the experience of painting with oils or watercolors wherever you are.

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UI: Design a Landing Page with 3D Elements (intermediate) | Freepik

A landing page is the first screen that the users of our webpage see, so an attractive and functional design is essential to catching their attention. With this tutorial, you'll learn how to design a landing page with 3D elements.

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Monoline Illustration In Adobe Illustrator

Monoline Illustration is a great technique for creating really modern, minimalistic illustrations that can be used for a wide variety of applications. Because of their vector nature, they can easily be used for logos, branding, editorial, web, icons, and just about any purpose you might have for an illustration. In this class I will be showing you my process from references images, to finding inspiration, sketching, and finally, vectorizing the art in Adobe Illustrator. This class is aimed for Intermediate users of Adobe Illustrator, but even beginners may be able to follow along as I do not use many tools in the software. However, there is a lot to learn in the idea and sketch phase as well!I hope you will check out the class and let me know what you think! Make sure to go to my profile and follow me at to see more.

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Fundamentals of Children's Illustration: Pixel Resolution

Lesson 2 of 18, a Tuts+ course on Fundamentals of Children's Illustration taught by Kirk Nelson. The full course is available at: Become a Tuts+ member to get access to hundreds of new courses and eBooks!

3D Modeling: Sculpt a Low Poly Scene (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

About this course?

In this course we'll create a 3D low poly scene using Cinema 4D and Keyshot. The target is to develop a scene at a very simple and minimalist level. The colors will be a fundamental part of the work to develop. The goal is to provide the student with the necessary tools for, with bare knowledge, be able to model by himself a scene like the one on the course.

What project are we going to develop?

We're going to develop several lessons. In the first video we'll see some examples and references about what low poly is. We'll also see some sketches of our previous work. Then, through different videos, we'll model the scene and all the components that conform them. A house, trees, grass, a little boat... We'll start from primitives and will always aim to simplify to the maximum. And last, we'll see some solutions to generate color palettes and use the real-time engine Keyshot to generate our final render, playing around with the light editor and environment.

What you'll learn:

To model always towards simplification
To model in Cinema 4D simple elements like trees, a house, a little boat...
To export in fbx in order to export the file to other programs
An introduction to the Keyshot render engine
The importance of the colors and how to generate color palettes
Render and lights in Keyshot

What do we need for this course?

You only need Cinema 4D and Keyshot.

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How to Use Editorial MIxed Media FX Photoshop Extension - Action ActionScript

Editorial Mixed Media FX Photoshop Extension (15$)
Free Fx Box

00:48 Installation
5:12 how to Modify the Layers


This Video is a Showcase of a Photoshop ActionScript at work on some photographies, the effects that you see in the video are done by the A.I. automatically.

Editorial Mixed Media FX Photoshop Extension

Full Preview on Behance

An amazing ActionScript for Adobe Photoshop CC+ - multilingual - works with any Image

These ActionScripts have been tested and work with Adobe Photoshop CC2015, CC2017, CC2018 in any language. They have not been tested in ANY language so there's a small possibility of bugs for arabic or chinese languages. They work with Texts, Paintings, Illustrations and Photos: big thanks to M. Rezania for allowing the preview of this effect with his amazing photographies.

Very Easy to Install and Play With

The code is designed to work with any image, at any resolution and depth. The final result will be in RGB Mode 8-bit regardless of the starting format: remember you can switch back to your settings once the Actionscript have finished. In case your starting photo is inferior to 3000 pixels it will be resized in order for the Filters and Pattern Deco Scripts to work correctly and always give you a good result. The Scripts will behave differently basing on your starting area, photo and Document ratio: they will consistently create more scattered parts around the edges and more solid parts towards the center.

Some Manual Adjustments will always be necessary

It's very Important to know that the Default result has the extra graphics (newspaper, brushes, lines) always in black color and on a white Background (check the Previews for more). There's a specific Group of Layers that will always need manual adjustments (White Strokes) because it is very dependant on the starting image. In the Video Tutorial is showed how to easily modify and customize the artwork depending on your Image and add your own colors and extra detail to really create something polished and professional. In a couple of clicks you will have several artworks to choose from!

A Very Powerful New Tool in the Inventory!

Grab now these Photoshop ActionScripts, they will become part of your daily workflow! If you like Photoshop and photo manipulation this is a Tool you must have. Create amazing artworks starting from these premade effects and add your touch!

This Add-On creates a static Image, not an animation

Special Thanks to The Orange Box - for helping in the realization of this Tool and the integration with the FxBox Mohammadreza Rezania - for allowing the use of his photographies as Preview of the final Effect

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Animation: Give Your Vectors Life (advanced) | Freepik

Reanimate your love and share this incredible animation that Fyero Studios will teach us to do from scratch with that special person for Valentine's day using some of Freepik's vectors.

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Live Vector Art with Justin Mezzell 3 of 3

Join UX designer and illustrator Justin Mezzell as he creates beautiful vector art in Adobe Illustrator CC LIVE! In this final segment of Justin’s 3 part series he will put the finishing touches on the space scene from yesterday! Today Justin will focus on building the illustration up into the sky with new elements and details, creating the full environment. If you want to learn how to illustrate and build environments from one of the best, stick around!

Justin currently works as a designer at Pluralsight in Salt Lake City, UT. He specializes in illustration, digital art and UX design having worked with clients such as: Google, Twitter, Facebook, Wired and Disney.


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Intro: 7:10
Work begins: 9:30
Adjusting colors and recolor in Ai: 11:20
Throwback Thursday: 51:30
Getting started in Illustrated with tools: 1:13:30
Justin’s final recolor: 1:49:00

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