Creating a simple illustration using the Pen and Gradient tools


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Creating a simple illustration using the Pen and Gradient tools

In the second part to creating this, the second of my book cover designs for George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, we are going to use Illustrator to create this simple, symbolic illustration that is behind our type. So currently we're looking at the finished version in InDesign and I'm now going to switch over to Illustrator. Frankly, we could do it in InDesign, but there is one reason why I want to do in Illustrator, and that's because having created these shapes, we can apply some simple effects to them just to give them a bit of texture.

I'm thinking film grain specifically, which you cannot do in InDesign. So Illustrator has the edge in that respect. Otherwise the tools are essentially the same. So I'm going to start out by opening up the template that we created in the previous movie. Making sure that I'm on the artwork layer, with my Pen tool, and I'm coming outside of the page area to the bleed. And I'm just going to create a craggy ridge simply ...

Creating a simple illustration using the Pen and Gradient tools
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Creating a simple illustration using the Pen and Gradient tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Book Cover

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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