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Shape-based illustration

As a landscape illustrator, I find great interest and inspiration in geometry and the many ways in which geometric shapes can be used to make your work stand out. This project takes you through a series of techniques in Adobe Illustrator that will allow you to incorporate geometric shapes, mosaic effects, pixelation and straight lines into your illustrations and designs.

We're using a landscape as the basis for this project, however the tools and techniques involved are applicable to any subject matter, be it an object, graphic shape, text or pattern.

Starting with the more technical process of pixelating a photo, we move on to the different creative tools and techniques that can be used to give your freehand or image-traced illustration a geometric style. We'll show you how to insert geometric graphics into any subject and add a geometric twist to your shading effects.

Click here to download the tutorial for free

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