Bring Your Illustrations to Life with Michael Fugoso – 1 of 2

Learn how to make your art come alive with designer and illustrator Michael Fugoso! Design alongside Michael as he works on a spaced themed drawing in Illustrator, imports it into Photoshop to add texture and lighting then brings it into Adobe Aero to make it pop! You won’t want to miss part 2 as he takes a deep dive into Aero – showing off more interactivity and animation features!

Guest Michael Fugoso is a designer and illustrator based in San Diego, CA:

Host Nick Longo is the Creative Director behind Longo Designs, a branding agency specializing in product launches, corporate identity, and more:

Join us LIVE on Behance:

00:00 Start
01:30 Intro of Michael
04:40 Screenshots of the illustration to paper effect process
13:00 Michael’s past work and early art style
15:20 Michael’s instagram and portfolio
21:50 Work begins in illustrator
23:40 Creating illustrative shapes with the pen tool
24:40 Keyboard shortcut protips for duplicating elements
27:00 What should beginners keep in mind when starting a new project
28:50 Editing existing shapes
31:40 Does Michael always start his projects with a sketch?
33:00 More helpful shortcut keys + The importance of layers
34:45 Shortcut keys for resizing shapes
39:45 Using the offset path feature
45:00 Creating clouds
47:00 Using the path finder feature
50:25 How did Michael get started in the creative field?
53:00 Dealing with a failed project
56:00 Michael’s dream clients for the future
01:05:00 The strategy behind creativity
01:08:50 Creating a star
01:12:00 Adding colors to the illustration outline
01:27:00 Exporting from Illustrator to Photoshop
01:31:20 Where does Michael get his textures
01:33:00 Adding textures and light to the poster layers
01:42:00 Creating shadows with blur filters and smart objects


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