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Illustration Research

A research guide created for students in the illustration program at Lesley Art + Design


Digital tools encompass a wide range of purposes and abilities. The Adobe Creative Suite is a collection of such tools, but it's not the only resource. This page will elaborate on illustration specific/adjacent apps in the Adobe Suite, while also recommending similar, less pricey, programs.

Photoshop is the most commonly used app for illustrators. It's an incredibly powerful design software with a lot going on, including a wealth of tools that can seem overwhelming at times. But Photoshop isn't just for the professionals. With a little help, you can easily teach yourself how to use it to create beautiful, compelling graphics. All it takes is an introduction to core elements.



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