Breno Bitencourt is a Brazilian designer who lives in Bauru and works with client globally.

He works primarily as a logo designer, but likes to experiment in his personal work across low-poly illustrations, 3D artworks, glitch art and more.

In this tutorial, Brazilian designer Breno Bitencourt shows you step-by-step how to create a stylish low-poly portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop.

The secret to creating works in this style is working from the best reference photos – and first off Breno reveals how to capture these (using himself as a model). He then reveals how to work these up in Photoshop, then create a vector version in Illustrator.

Breno says you don’t need to be an expert in Illustrator or Photoshop to follow this tutorial, as long as you have a good eye – and a good amount of patience.

You can watch a video of the creative process of designing a low-poly portrait detailed in this tutorial above. You can also see some of the amazing portraits other readers have created using this tutorial in the comments section below.

Time to complete

4 hours

Software needed

Any recent version of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

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