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