Laura Coyle

ARCHIVE: This session was presented at CreativePro Week 2019 in Seattle.

Illustrator Techniques from Editorial and Commercial Illustration

Monday, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Laura Coyle has been creating illustrated maps, greeting cards and editorial illustrations for clients for over 25 years. In this session, she’ll be reaching into her portfolio for illustrations that will inspire, and most importantly, teach you incredibly useful Illustrator techniques in a project-focused context. You’ll come away with a fresh perspective on how Illustrator can help bring your ideas to life. Not just for Illustrators, many of these speedy, deadline-tested techniques rely on minimal drawing and maximum design style:
  • Line style with Strokes, including Variable Width
  • Gradients, including the new Freeform feature
  • Using Image Trace to add warmth to your work
  • Enhancing Illustrator work with Photoshop