Here, the Brazilian designer Breno Bitencourt will introduce you to how low polygon portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop in step by step fashion production.
This style works secret is to have a high-quality original photographs (negatives).First, Breno demonstrates how to (use myself as a case) to draw the triangles.Then he demonstrates how to accomplish these tasks in Photoshop and Illustrator to create vector version.
Breno said, this tutorial you do not need to be a master of Illustrator or Photoshop, just to have a good eye and patience.
Time to complete: 4 hours
Software needed: Any new version of adobe illustrator and Photoshop.
First you need a good film.In this tutorial, I decided to make a self-portrait, so I need to help my friend to shoot some photos.
Important: This method is used to express the depth of perspective, that is, the film should have a good change of highlights and shadows, and to try to ensure that your negatives, there are some hard-edge accessories, which will contrast (for example, soft skin and clothing like the collar glasses, jewelry or trim).
You need to find out the best parts of the film to synthesize what you need from these photos.As you can see in this screenshot, I first select the face from one photo, then select the glasses and other details from other photos.Some picky is very important at this stage.
For the portion of each section, generally cut out desired.Then create a black background document in Photoshop, then every part of the photos on different layers.
The second step
Now, you need to combine them to create the perfect film.Delete unnecessary parts, the part of your choice collage - mixed mode using a mask and put them together.
You do not have to fight in full accordance with the original photo, you just want to make a handsome like me as negatives.For example, I do not like the glasses leg on the way on my ear, so I extended.
I also changed some of my hair, it is not very interesting.
On the basis of the image on your synthetic, adjust the contrast, color balance, gradation and the like to create a more dynamic image.
I really should not say this, but I often use Photoshop''s Auto Contrast, Auto Color and Auto Levels function (in the image menu), if you do not want to manually adjust, then use these automatic functions are very useful.
the fourth step
I want to tone my last works warmer than some of the earlier film, it becomes close to what I want, I added the color purple layer blending mode.
the fifth step
Now we have to do time-consuming part: triangular mesh.This is no secret trick, you need to manually do it.why?Because your brain than any automated software or scripts when drawing facial contours better.
But here are some suggestions.Small portion of the required small triangle.Never quadrilateral - They''re just wrong, adhere to Triangle.If you have photos like me, a straight nose is better done, rounded nose is very tedious.
With a small brush to create your grid on an empty image.Use for a lighter color compared with the picture.I like blue or green, because the color of the two colors are not on the film (unless mantis neck tattoo).
If you''ve come this far, patted his chest, you''ve done a lot of hard work (but not all).
Now is the time to improve any errors of a triangle.You need to concentrate on the grid, so it hidden negatives.Find a place where you forget to create a triangle.
Once you''ve perfected it (triangle mesh), it''s color to white, to contrast with the black background, and save it as JPG format.
Now start Illustrator.
You will be dragged into your drawing board grid, lock it.Now with the pen tool to draw vector grid, and remember to use a kind of contrasting colors (I use bright purple).
Again, this step will take some time, so put on a wonderful music playlists and the best cup of coffee, let''s start this long work.
Here are some suggestions to speed up the process.
You do not need to draw a closed triangle, as long as the three points are marked with the pen tool.It may sound silly, but it will save you a lot of time, especially if you''re going to create hundreds of triangles.
Nor how accurate you need, in the next few steps you can use a very good trick them perfect together.
The ninth step
It is a big workload, but I believe you can do a good job.You can take some time, but remember to save Oh.
The tenth step
Now, I will teach you skills, so that all points are perfectly aligned in the correct position.This is a simple process, but of course you need to repeat as many times the number of triangles on it and you pictures.
Direct Selection Tool, select a set of points should be on the same place.
Translator words: Lasso tool may be used (Q), at a ring at the junction point of the triangle, can select all of the points that location.
Open the Align panel, click Align Horizontal Centers anchor.
Then click Align Vertical Centers, after all of the anchor points in exactly the same place.Oh yeah!
Now move point to correct to the desired location.
Then repeat steps 10-12 for all points.
Hide the grid you created in Photoshop.Again checked whether your network has any missing triangle (every time I always forget at least a dozen angle).To do this, the best way is to select all the grid (Command / Ctrl + A key), and then switch to fill color (by shift + x).
If you find a triangle missing, then switched again to the stroke color (press shift + x again), add a triangle, and check again.When you''ve got a complete grid can go to the next step after the.
Your negatives in a separate layer and placed below the vector grid, they will be perfectly aligned.So you can clearly choose the right color from the film.Remember locking the film layers..
Now comes the most interesting part - let''s color.Select each triangle, a pipette selection tool (the I), select the color of each triangle in the middle of it to fill.
about the author:
Breno Bitencourt living in Bauru is a Brazilian designer, working for clients around the world.He is primarily a logo designer, but likes to try low poly illustrations, 3D works of art and other glitches more personalized work.
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