Intro

There’s something about the rounded, gentle textures of vectors that makes them a playful and very tactile contrast to an elegant model shot.

In this tutorial, Camilo Bejarano shows you how to ramp up this juxtaposition, hand-drawing elements before scanning them in and transforming them into dramatic, colourful designs that interact neatly with the photograph.

This technique offers many opportunities to creatives: you can use it to add or accentuate colour, to alter the feel of a photo, or to suggest moods and thoughts that aren’t immediately apparent from the photo itself. Best of all, it’s a lot of fun and offers you the chance to let your creativity run riot.

Time to Complete

4-6 hours

Software

Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop