What it Takes to Create Your Own Custom Silver-Age Superhero


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Drawing a handful of spikes in Illustrator

All right. Now at this point, it's time to add the exploding burst lines that are surrounding the figure. And this is where Illustrator comes in to the picture. Because, while we could technically create these spikes inside of Photoshop, it would take us forever. Whereas in Illustrator, we can take advantage of some much needed automation. So the first thing I want you to notice is that I've gone ahead and save off a progress file called wildly red background.pst, and this becomes important when we switch over to illustrator. And the first thing you want to do is to go up to the file menu and choose the open command and then locate that file while the red backgrounds.psd and click on the open button, in order to open the image up in Photoshop. Now you'll see this Photoshop Import options dialog box. At which point go ahead and select flatten layers into a single image. Because it's not going to do us any good to divide the layers apart, here inside illustrator.

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Drawing a handful of spikes in Illustrator
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Drawing a handful of spikes in Illustrator provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Designing a Retro-Style Superhero

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