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Illustration Tips and Techniques with Adobe Ideas by Brian Yap

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Illustration Tips and Techniques with Adobe Ideas by Brian Yap

A brief outline of some of the techniques I use when illustrating with Adobe Ideas, including: sketching and creating pencil looks, guide to creating geometric shapes, using opacity to create painterly effects, and drawing over a photograph to get a detailed illustration.

I will show some step by step examples of using the app and a slideshow of work that I have created using an Adobe Ideas > Creative Cloud > Adobe Illustrator workflow.

And if that wasn't enough, our beloved Adobe host, Terry Hemphill, will be starting us off with What's New in Illustrator CC?

6:30 Pizza and Schmoozing

7:00 What's New in Illustrator CC? with Terry Hemphill

7:20 Q&A

7:30 Illustration Tips and Techniques with Adobe Ideas by Brian Yap

8:15 Q&A

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Terry Hemphill Bio

Terry Hemphill
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Creative Cloud for Design

As senior product marketing manager focused on Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Creative Cloud, Terry Hemphill directs the marketing strategy and plans for some of Adobe’s leading software products. Terry’s s previous experience includes product manager at Fractal Design, senior product marketing manager at MetaCreations, and senior marketing manager at Seiko Instruments color Graphics Group. In a far ago life, he was a production artist and graphic designer.

Brian Yap Bio

Senior Visual Designer at NVIDIA

Brian Yap is a designer and illustrator, currently working as a visual designer at NVIDIA.

After graduating college in illustration and design from VCU, Brian Yap swore he would never touch a computer. As an illustrator, he needed to hear the scratch of pen on paper and moved to the Midwest to work as a toy designer creating products for licenses like Cartoon Network and Warner Brothers. But 5 years later, wanting to branch out, he was hired at a large agency with an big digital retouching and illustration department with a dedication to high-end imagery. He got his first taste of computers running Adobe® Creative Suite®—including Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and InDesign® software. It became part of his artistic toolset and transformed his style, and his career. It gave him the skills to develop as a designer with a strong background in applying traditional and innovative techniques and lead to his current position as a Senior Visual Designer at NVIDIA.

With past advertising clients, big and small, ranging from Brown Forman to Lambert International Airport, and smaller local projects like concert venue posters and local microbreweries, he has continued push the envelope and try new things.As national music acts came through the Midwest, they often do appearances at one of the country’s largest non-chain music stores—Vintage Vinyl. The posters for these events have helped to show off his work to a larger audience. Looking for a way to sketch and loosely layout these posters while traveling for other clients, he began using Adobe Ideas and soon realized what a valuable new tool it would be for him. Normally using a mixed media technique of pen and ink drawings and computer techniques to mesh his muses—graffiti, comics, old punk flyers, and classic rock posters—into his own unique style, this new tool emerged as a professional level vector drawing application that was like taking his whole studio with him wherever he went.

“I love tattoos, new paintbrushes, old motorcycles, The Andy Griffith Show, skulls, and most of all my family,” says Yap. “Now that I have a digital sketchbook that lets me capture and explore my ideas when I am on the go and then take those concepts to finished vector illustrations—Adobe Ideas is now easily one of my favorite things.”