Adobe Creative Suite Power Projects

Introduction

Introduction
Applications Used
Alternative Applications
Mac and PC Conventions
RAM Requirements

Types of Illustration

Corporate
Lifestyle
Cartooning
Fine Art
Packaging
Children's

Tools of the Trade

Digital Tablet
Using Reference
Scanning
CMYK vs. RGB

Sketching

Gesture Drawing
Sketching with Layers pt. 1
Sketching with Layers pt. 2

Project Tools

Mastering the Pen Tool pt. 1
Mastering the Pen Tool pt. 2
Clipping
Paths
Custom Brushes
Channels
Levels
Masking
Layer Styles
Alpha Channels

Project 1 - Pirate Flag

Project Overview
Tracing the Sketch pt. 1
Tracing the Sketch pt. 2
Adding/Subtracting Points
Custom Brush Storke
Detailing
Exporting to Photoshop
Adding Clouds and Rain
Toning
Light Source
Displacement Map
Liquify Filter
Finished Illustration

Project 2 - Photoreal Retro Toaster

Project Overview
Reference Material
Tracing the Art pt. 1
Tracing the Art pt. 2
Tracing the Art pt. 3
Creating a Metal Gradient
Adding Shadows
Gradient Mesh
Details
Finished Vector Art
Exporting to Photoshop
Environment Reflection

Project 3 - Lifestyle Logo

Project Overview
Text Warp
3D Rotate
3D Revolve
Custom Text
Text Effects
Creating the Vortex
Type On a Circle
Finishing Touches
Finished Logo

Project 4 - Caricature

Project Overview
Tracing the Sketch
Gradient
Vector Microphone
Adding Details
Background
Adding Shadows
Gradient Mesh
The Keyboard

Project 5 - Comic Coloring

Project Overview
Tracing the Art
Final Art
Creating Burlap
Using Photos
Dodge and Burn
Lighting
Quick Metal Weapons
Ninja Smoke

Project 6 - Business Card Before & After

Card Before
Drawing the Fin
Making Waves
Adding Text
Card After

Project 7 - Cyber Coffee Menu

Making the Background
Starting the Menu
Menu Items
Desserts
Café Logo
Lightning Bolts
Clipping Path
Waveform
Drop Shadows
Finished Menu

Special Effects

Lightning
Wood
Scratched Metal
Water Style
Mist
Snow

Resources

Books and Magazines
Websites

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About this Author