PhotoShop & Illustration skills
Alvin. C - Rick Hansen Secondary School (Teacher assistant)
How to illustrate a character in Adobe Illustrator
Step 2: Get into illustrator
- when you open your JPG file in Adobe Illustrator(AI), you have to open a new layer first before you do anything.
- After you open a new layer on top of you image, you can “lock” your image to prevent that it will moving around.
- Next, you can start tracing the image by using the “pen tool” or “paintbrush tool”(tip: before you using the tools to tracing it, you can first dim the image somewhere between 30 to 45%, for you to tracing more easily)
If you are you using “paintbrush tool” to tracing the outline of your character, remember before that you have to open the “Brush Definition” and then “Brush Libraries Menu”, and go to find “Artistic”---> “Artistic_Calligraphic”.
And then you can start tracing it!!
After you tracing all the outline of your cartoon character, you can fill up the colors by using PhotoShop.
Adobe illustrator software