How to Make a Custom Graphic From Sketches
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How to Make a Custom Graphic From Sketches

Learn simple method in creating new vector graphic from your sketches. You will have freedom and flexibility.
4.9 (4 ratings)
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20 students enrolled
Created by Natalia Chuprova
Last updated 4/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Draw design by hand and turn into vector art
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Requirements
  • There is no need to have Photoshop and Illustrator on the computer. Downloading and Installing the software will be covered by Lecture 5
Description

The course with valuable knowledge will help you to create simple vector art for web and applications.

I'd love to share my easy method to draw pictures by hand and convert this into vector graphic by using Photoshop and Illustrator. I use the method to draw icons, design elements and even children books. It is absolutely easy, quick and suitable for everyone.

Suitable for everyone

For applying this course you do not need any skills and knowledges in drawing by hand. You don't need to be familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. We will learn a needed tools step by step.

My course four parts:

- Drawing by hand

I will give you some advice how to start drawing and find your style. I will share my observations in choosing right pen or pencil for drawing. I'll also show you how to get quality digital copies of drawings.

- Processing in Photoshop

With these part of lessons you will learn a needed tools to process image and cut out needed elements.

- Turning into vector in Illustrator

You will know how to convert drawings into vector graphic and edit vector art.

- Prepare your vector art

You will learn how to edit vector graphic.

Two bonus lectures

As bonus I will show you how to re-size and re-shape your hand-drawn elements. And some more lecture is about reducing extra points in vector shapes.

How to get Photoshop and Illustrator

There is special lesson for them who haven't yet got Photoshop and Illustrator to their computer. From this lesson you can get full information where and how to download and install these programs, and then get free trial.

What kind of skills will you gain?

Having passed my course you will know how to start drawing by hand, how to use Photoshop and Illustrator and how to turn a hand-drawn design into vector art

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for newbies who are not familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. It is also for those who don't have experience in drawing by hand. This course is probably not for you if you are looking to learn more advanced knowledges in graphic design.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:29

The introductory lecture includes following topics:

1. five steps of creating vector art drawn by hand;

2. what is raster images;

3. what is vector graphics;

4. some words about hand-drawn style.

Preview 02:29
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Drawing by hand
3 Lectures 07:27

The lecture includes advices and recommendation in choosing pen (or pencil) and sketch pad for drawing design elements by hand.


Preview 02:07

The lecture includes advices and recommendation:

1. How to start drawing by hand

2. How to draw business design elements

Preview 03:11

The lecture includes advices and recommendation how to take quality picture of drawings.

Preview 02:09
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Processing image in Photoshop
6 Lectures 14:00

The introductory lecture includes following topics:

1. Where and how to download Illustrator and Photoshop

2. How to get 30 days trial for Photoshop and Illustrator


There are two links you will need:

1.To sign in - https://www.adobe.com

2. To download Creative Cloud be Adobe - https://creative.adobe.com/products/creative-cloud

Preview 02:06

This is introduction lecture in Photoshop where I give only important information to understand how Photoshop works:

1. Main Photoshop's section

2. Hidden tools on toolbox

3. Keyboard shortcut

4. System of layers

5. Right panel customisation


Photoshop Interface. Quick Tour
02:49

At the lecture you will learn two commands to process image in Photoshop:

1. Curves command

2. Hue-Saturation tool


How to process images in Photoshop
02:50

At the lecture I give information how to save in Photoshop to the current file or save changes to a different file and format.

How to save in Photoshop: Save, Save as, Save for web tools
02:00

At the lecture I give information:

1. How to cut out properly by using Magic Wand tool

2. How to use history panel to revert an older action


How to cut out by Magic Wand tool in Photoshop
02:45

At the lecture we will prepare your business icons and save in PNG-24 format with transparency.

How to create a PNG with transparency in Photoshop
01:30
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Turning raster into vector in Illustrator
3 Lectures 09:00

This is introduction lecture in Illustrator where I give only important information to understand how Illustrator works:

1. Main Illustrator's section

2. Hidden tools on toolbox

3. Artbords and 'Artboard tool'


Illustrator Interface Quick Tour
01:57

We will convert our icons into vector.

Converting raster image to vectors in Illustrator
03:59

The lecture is about saving and exporting vector shapes. Illustrator gives you options to save and export in native and non-native formats. You also can save your design element as separate files in different formats by using multiple artboards.

How to save and export in Illustrator. Saving multiple artboards
03:04
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Editing vector art in Illustrator
4 Lectures 10:48

I show you how to apply changes in your vector design elements:

- Changing color

- Changing width

- Creating dotted or dashed lines

At the lecture you also will know what is 'Fill' and 'Stroke' in vector shapes.

Fills and Strokes. Applying changes in vector shapes
03:44

Once your hand-drawn elements will be converted into vector shapes you will get freedom to edit it. At the lecture I show you how to resize and reshape vector shapes.

How to resize and reshape vector shapes
01:45

This is additional lecture. Sometimes extra points on the path increase the size of the vector file and make path edition very difficult. If you meet the problem you can watch the lecture.


In this lesson we'll check out a three ways how to reduce extra points. Two of them are about using native Illustrator tools. And one of them is about using plugin for Illustrator.


Please note that I am not forcing to buy plug-in but just give information about existing ways to remove extra points. To get 14 days free trial for VectorScribe plugin you can on AstuteGraphics website.

How to reduce extra points in Illustrator
03:51

Learn how to group and ungroup objects. You can combine several objects into a group so that the objects are treated as a single unit.

How to group and ungroup objects
01:28
About the Instructor
Natalia Chuprova
4.9 Average rating
4 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Online Entrepreneur, Illustrator

I have been working as internet entrepreneur last seven years. During my practice I've set up several internet projects related graphic design and developing software topics. I am also working as project manager in my husband's project, promoting software developed by my husband. Within these years I got massive experience in creating design elements and vector illustration and gained massive knowledges in graphic programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

When I became mommy, I've got new hobby - it is drawing illustration for children books. :-) Since I didn't have much time to draw my illustration on computer I started to draw with pen or pencil and then converted in vector shape.

I'd be happy to share my experience with you!