Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Add depth to vector art using shadows and glows
Jonny Wan shows how to keep your compositions fresh
on August 10, 2011
Recently Jonny Wan set himself a personal project called Progression. The purpose of the project was to explore new ways of working and introduce new techniques that would enhance and evolve his existing illustrative style.
“The project was born out of wanting to challenge myself creatively and to keep things fresh,” he says. As a creator of two-tone patterns, he wanted to explore how to add depth to his artwork, using shadows and glows.
Over the next eight steps, he will detail the techniques used, covering aspects of Illustrator’s Pathfinder panel, as well as applying noise and adjusting colour in Photoshop.
Jonny stresses that his aim here was not to create something dramatically different to what he already does, but to explore new skills to enhance his way of illustrating.