Polygonal portrait | Gradient effect in Adobe Photoshop with Illustrator

Avatar Gareth David | February 11, 2018 4965 Views 4 Likes 4.39 On 18 Ratings

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In this tutorial, I am going to demonstrate how you can create a polygonal portrait in adobe photoshop with the aid of Adobe Illustrator.

Step 1 - Preparation: 00:03:05
Step 2 - Tracing: 00:05:10
Step 3 - Convert strokes to paths in photoshop: 00:20:32
Step 4 - Coloring: 00:24:45
Step 5 - Finishing touches: 00:35:12

Enjoy and be creative!




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Download approx 285MB 

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P - Pen Tool
A - Direct Selection Tool
I - Eyedropper Tool
X - Toggle foreground and background colour in menu
G - Gradient Tool (Paint Bucket tool)
B - Brush Tool
V - Selection Tool

Cmd (Ctrl PC) Shift A - Deselect active stroke in AI (with pen tool active)
Cmd (Ctrl PC) Shift N - Create new Layer in PS

Cmd (Ctrl PC) L - Create new Layer in AI
Cmd (Ctrl PC) Y - Toggle Outline and Preview mode
Cmd (Ctrl PC) C - Copy
Cmd (Ctrl PC) V - Paste
Cmd (Ctrl PC) N - New Document
Cmd (Ctrl PC) Z - Undo
Cmd (Ctrl PC) D - Deselect active selection in PS
Cmd (Ctrl PC) A - Select All
Cmd (Ctrl PC) W - Close document

Scale + alt + click and drag on point - Scale up (with free transform active)

Toggle Paths Visibility Away - Press Enter (with pen tool active)



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