Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Design abstract book art
Nicolas Monin-Baroille explains the different Photoshop and Illustrator techniques he used to create this abstract artwork
Nicolas Monin-Baroille created this tutorial’s artwork for a book accompanying last year’s OFFF creative festival in Barcelona. He says that his aim with the piece was to have something in his own style that was messy and calm at the same time – and in keeping with the event’s them of ‘Unknown Disorder’.
“I wanted to create something different using various techniques, and use both Photoshop and Illustrator in different ways to meld vector and bitmap styles together,” he says.
In the project files, you’ll find Nicolas’ brush strokes in both vector and bitmap formats, plus a layered version of the artwork.
Time to complete
Black ink, paper, Photoshop, Illustrator
Files for this tutorial are downloadable from here. (Free registration required)