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Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator
Illustration by John Hersey

Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator

with Nigel French

Video: Welcome

(music playing) Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Photoshop for Designers, Working with Illustrator. In this course, we're going to be exploring some of the ways you can combine Photoshop with Illustrator. Because I believe the best way to learn something is by diving in a doing it. We'll be completing a series of mini projects that demonstrate how, in a real world way, these two powerhouse programs can be used together. Photoshop and Illustrator are fundamentally different, but share many of the same features and conventions.
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  1. 3m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Using the exercise files
      34s
    3. What you need to know about this course
      1m 17s
  2. 24m 5s
    1. Setting up the project and creating the clipping mask
      4m 22s
    2. Incorporating a traced version of the image
      3m 59s
    3. Creating an abstract background with Create Object Mosaic and the Simplify command
      4m 5s
    4. Repositioning the elements on the canvas
      1m 52s
    5. Adding type and texture
      5m 38s
    6. Incorporating a glyph from Illustrator
      4m 9s
  3. 31m 50s
    1. Preparing the background with layer masks and textures
      5m 34s
    2. Creating a channel mask and independent shadow for the giant ant
      5m 29s
    3. Adding a layer effect to the ant
      1m 28s
    4. Combining Photoshop with Image Trace in Illustrator
      3m 15s
    5. Making an Illustrator symbol
      7m 2s
    6. Creating painted type with Illustrator brushstrokes
      9m 2s
  4. 11m 12s
    1. Converting a Photoshop custom shape to a symbol and mapping it to a 3D object
      6m 35s
    2. Finalizing the layers
      4m 37s
  5. 21m 26s
    1. Creating a repeating pattern by combining transformations with the Offset filter
      4m 15s
    2. Converting a filtered transformation into a custom brush
      8m 22s
    3. Combining abstract transformations with a photographic illustration
      3m 23s
    4. Continuing with abstract transformations
      5m 26s
  6. 23m 30s
    1. Creating an abstract desktop background
      6m 24s
    2. Creating a grunge frame
      2m 55s
    3. Creating a typographic treatment using Live Paint and a Photoshop texture
      6m 3s
    4. Combining Illustrator artwork with the Polar Coordinates filter
      5m 26s
    5. Using Polar Coordinates to create a circular logo
      2m 42s
  7. 11m 18s
    1. Preparing an image in Photoshop for hand tracing in Illustrator
      4m 37s
    2. Duplicating, scaling, and arranging the traced result
      2m 39s
    3. Adding type and duplicating elements
      4m 2s
  8. 15m 10s
    1. Overview and creating a mask for the photo
      4m 38s
    2. Creating the Live Paint grid
      5m 59s
    3. Painting the Live Paint group and applying a clipping mask
      4m 33s
  9. 16m 24s
    1. Exporting the edited symbol as a layered Photoshop document
      5m 8s
    2. Masking the type and preparing the Photoshop canvas
      3m 1s
    3. Liquifying the letters
      3m 58s
    4. Creating a psychedelic butterfly using displacement and the Wave filter
      4m 17s
  10. 11m 51s
    1. Creating and using a silhouette shape as a clipping mask
      3m 42s
    2. Using a polar grid as a clipping mask
      4m 20s
    3. Applying texture to a polar grid
      3m 49s
  11. 16m 15s
    1. Preparing the image in Photoshop and placing it in Illustrator as layers
      6m 49s
    2. Adding the spirals
      5m 38s
    3. Adding and styling the type with Offset Path
      3m 48s
  12. 32s
    1. Next steps
      32s

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Photoshop for Designers: Working with Illustrator
3h 6m Intermediate Jun 06, 2013

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This installment of Photoshop for Designers shows how to combine Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, taking advantage of the strongest features in each program. Learn how to work with symbols, custom brushes, Live Paint, creative filters, clipping masks, and more, while following along with veteran graphic designer and teacher Nigel French. Nigel explains the relationship between Photoshop and Illustrator and walks through hands-on projects such as a montage, a movie poster, and a print ad, while demonstrating how to work back and forth between the two applications.

Topics include:
  • Combining Photoshop with the Illustrator Image Trace command
  • Generating "painted" type with Illustrator brush strokes
  • Creating an abstract background
  • Adapting a Photoshop custom shape into a symbol
  • Experimenting with transformations
  • Creating frames, backgrounds, and type
  • Duplicating, scaling, and arranging elements
  • Modifying Illustrator symbols in Photoshop
  • Adding and styling type with Offset Path
Subjects:
Design Design Techniques Projects
Software:
Illustrator Photoshop
Author:
Nigel French

Welcome

(music playing) Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Photoshop for Designers, Working with Illustrator. In this course, we're going to be exploring some of the ways you can combine Photoshop with Illustrator. Because I believe the best way to learn something is by diving in a doing it. We'll be completing a series of mini projects that demonstrate how, in a real world way, these two powerhouse programs can be used together. Photoshop and Illustrator are fundamentally different, but share many of the same features and conventions.

I'll be concentrating on their areas of difference in order to demonstrate how, when using both together, we can play to their strengths. We'll look at extending our range of creative possibilities in Photoshop by leveraging the creative potential of Illustrator. In the form of Live Paint Groups, Symbol Sets, Extra Typographic options, Blends and Transformations. These are tools we don't have in Photoshop, but because we can seamlessly move artwork back and forth between the two programs. We can tap into a whole new range of options.

So without further adieu, let's get started with Photoshop for Designers Working with Illustrator.

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