Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-step Contemporary Fashion Illustration--Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration: Step-by-step Contemporary Fashion Illustration--Traditional, Digital and Mixed Media

Erica Sharp

Language: English

Pages: 50

ISBN: 2:00232356

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Cutting-Edge Fashion Illustration is the go-to resource and inspiration if you're a budding fashion designer, fashion illustrator or just simply want to learn more illustration techniques.

Covers all key areas of illustration using traditional, digital and mixed media methods, offering clear advice on how to manage color, textures, patterns and how to create your own fashion portfolio.

Easy to follow step-by-step tutorials demonstrate each of the techniques, followed by a gallery of inspirational images show how to use each technique in your own illustrations.

Erica is a fashion illustrator working with key fashion publications in London, UK, one of the world's leading cities of fashion, so her style is very commercial and current!

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variety of digital brushes. I used pastel colours to apply the floral brushes, arranged to frame the portrait, and combined these with soft pencil-mark brushes. Some parts, such as the large orange flower and the top of the woman’s hair, were erased using the same brushes to break up the areas of flat colour. Soft textured brushes were used to add subtle colours to the background of this busy illustration. Flowers were drawn amongst the perfume bottles to highlight the theme of perfume scents.

are many brush options available, including using different styles, intensity and opacity. 9 Clone Stamp This allows you to select a source point then paint that source somewhere else on the image. It is particularly useful for duplicating objects, or for cloning a specific scanned surface, such as textured paper or watercolour. 10 History Brush Use the History Brush to selectively restore colour, detail, saturation or other image attributes from an earlier stage in the image’s

illustrations. Scan, clean and retouch a freehand illustration This section will show you how to scan a colour illustration you have created on a white paper background. You will learn how to scan then clean up any blemishes on your work, as well as how to adjust the colour and contrast, to ensure your scan looks as close to the original illustration as possible. Place your freehand illustration on the scanner bed, carefully ensuring it is lying straight. Set your scanner to scan a

illustrations. Scan, clean and retouch a freehand illustration This section will show you how to scan a colour illustration you have created on a white paper background. You will learn how to scan then clean up any blemishes on your work, as well as how to adjust the colour and contrast, to ensure your scan looks as close to the original illustration as possible. Place your freehand illustration on the scanner bed, carefully ensuring it is lying straight. Set your scanner to scan a

digital SLR camera, aiming to shoot the piece as straight on as possible. Upload your photo to your computer and open the image in Photoshop then convert it to CMYK mode by selecting Image > Mode > CMYK Color. Now use the Crop tool to crop out any unwanted areas around your image; you can rotate as you crop, which will help you reach as close to the edges as possible. Once you are happy with the area to be cropped off, hit Enter to actually make the crop. Tip Always ensure you use a tripod

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