Have you ever used an app like Lensa? Feed it a bunch of selfies and it generates a handful of AI portraits. Which are flattering, to be sure, but they're hardly impeccable. In fact, they can be riddled with flaws. All of which you can fix using the copious retouching tools in Photoshop.
Deke shows you how to create custom hand-drawn letters in Illustrator, with tips for how to repeat shapes so that they look like a cohesive font.
Deke's latest project turns an ordinary mild-mannered gym rat into a classic, if totally made up, Silver Age comic book superhero.
This week, you'll increase your graphic super powers by turning the Illustrator path outlines from last week's project into independent shape layers in Photoshop.
Just in time for the 4th of July, I show you how to create a shiny, reflective superhero shield in Illustrator. It's a long, intense technique, but it's super cool as well.