The impressive collection of images above may look like photos, but they’re actually two-dimensional vector drawings that utilize gradients and color to create photo-realistic illustrations. Students in Sean Thorenson’s Digital Illustration class were required to choose a photo to redraw using vectors in Adobe Illustrator. Work like this is extremely technical and details make all the difference. Overall it proved to be a great project for the students to refine their abilities using the pen tool to create anchor points and paths (a basic skill) while working with color, masks and gradients to enhance their images and understanding of the application.

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