Author: Steve Caplin
Steve Caplin is a digital artist whose satirical photomontages appear in newspapers and magazines around the world. He lectures widely, both in the UK and in Europe, and writes for a range of technology titles.
Steve is the author of several books on Photoshop, including Art & Design in Photoshop, 100% Photoshop and the best-selling How to Cheat in Photoshop, now in its seventh edition. He’s currently obsessed with his 3D printer.
Here Damien Vignaux – aka Elroy – shows you how he created an artwork for his band, The Escapists, a techno act comprised of Damien and Leonizer records boss Léonard De Léonard. The artwork appears on the cover of The Escapists’ EP, Les Ailes du Courage (Wings of Courage), as well as on flyers for their live shows.
You’ll see how to create this cool, grainy work with a low-poly (a polygon mesh of a small number of polygons) twist. First we’ll create some vector portraits, then get texturing in Photoshop with self-made brushes.
Time to complete
Adobe Illustrator CS4 or higher, Photoshop CS4 or higher