Using Illustrator and Photoshop to Create a Signature Style - L334

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Design and Illustration duo Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of design studio DKNG live in a world of Illustrator vector points and curves. But to bring their work to life, they often use Photoshop to create textures, add realism, and prepare their artwork for a range of final outputs, from digital mockups to screen-printed posters. Join Dan and Nathan as they unpack how they create their signature look by fusing Illustrator and Photoshop.

In this lab, you’ll learn how DKNG:

  • Uses the precision of vector illustration fused with the photorealism of raster imagery to create a unique style
  • Produces vintage and distressed looks with texturizing techniques in both programs
  • Creates halftone separations for screenprinting and for style
  • Combines the use of Illustrator and Photoshop for an aesthetic that informs the work that their studio pursues

Technical Level: Intermediate

Session Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Illustration and Digital Painting, Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Print Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator

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