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Learn what it takes to design and create your own custom silver-age superhero. Join Deke as he starts by tracing a photo to create the hero's body and then jumps into Illustrator for the creation of the final effects. Finally, Deke takes us through the steps to lay out our own custom type to complete the comic.
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So, there you have it, friends. A retro-style superhero, from the so-called Silver Age of comics, created using some of today's most cutting-edge design technologies, built in the Photoshop, and its trusty sidekick, Illustrator. And it's all based on the drawing style of one guy, Jack Kirby. Prior to his serving in World War II, Kirby was best known for creating the original Captain American. But it was in the early 60s that together with writer and editor, Stan Lee, he created the Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, and the original X-Men.
In other words, its just about every classic Marvel character, except Spiderman. He even drew the artwork used by CIA agent, Tony Mendez, to rescue six Americans from post-revolutionary Iran back in 1979, as made famous by the movie, Argo. So, if nothing else, this course is a tribute to the late and legendary, Jack Kirby. In other Designs Deconstructed courses, I show you how to create custom gradient dot patterns and your own personal online avatar.
And I'll have plenty more projects for you in the future. In the meantime, on behalf of Lynda.com, this is Deke McClelland wishing that all of your designs are nothing short of absolute perfection.
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