It's easy to get carried away with the tools and presets in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. They might be designed to maximise workflow efficiency, but an over-reliance on these can give your work a generic feel To keep your style fresh, you need to get back to basics.

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In this tutorial, Markie Darkie shows you how to create a stunning photomontage. You’ll master repetition and layering of shapes, efficient use of simple colour palettes with the aid of Layer Style effects, or a file of vector elements.

The vector template for this tutorial is available from the projects files, but you’ll also learn how to create your own design elements that you can use on future projects.

Time to complete

4 - 5 hours


Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

Project Files

(it’s free!)

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