Book Cover Design

The main aim of this tutorial is to refresh some of your most elementary Illustrator techniques by recreating the book cover we produced for Cloud Atlas. This back-to-basics approach will require you to learn how best to scan your images into Photoshop and place your scanned sketches into Illustrator so that you can clean up your scribbled sketches and transform them into perfect vector drawings.

You'll also be encouraged to grapple with a range of other Illustrator drawing tools to create original and eye-catching elements to add to your final illustration. Having refreshed your Pen techniques, we'll take you through the delights of drawing with the aid of the helpful Snap-to- Grid tool, programming the grid to your desired settings, before running you through simple but striking ways to draw effective vector-based sun and grass effects with the program's Ellipse tool.

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