I Can’t Believe It’s Not Photoshop!

Tuesday, July 09

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Washington, DC (UTC-4)

We often focus on the latest and greatest innovations and features of Illustrator and forget how to make the most of foundational tools and techniques that are crucial for developing not only your own style, but also for continued learning and growth. Join renowned Illustrator phenom, Orlando Arocena (Mexifunk), for a look at why approaching basic Illustrator tools with child-like excitement and curiosity is the key to success. You’ll discover how his game-changing approach to gradients has been a driving catalyst in the stunning work he creates.

You’ll discover:

  • Orlando’s backstory and how it shapes his work
  • How to bring curiosity, play, and spontaneity to Illustrator
  • Linear and not-so-linear approaches to working with gradients
  • The untapped power of Illustrator’s native vector brushes
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