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Design Course: Fundamentals of Children's Illustration

Humpty Dumpty chlidrens illustration

If you want to start a new career in children's illustration, or if you're an illustrator looking to strengthen your skill set, take a look at our Fundamentals of Children's Illustration video course.

What You'll Learn

This course will teach you how to create illustrations for children, with three hands‑on projects in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to work with color modes and tell the difference between RGB and CMYK, how to use storyboarding, how to scan and paint your illustrations, and how to add special effects.

Humpty Dumpty scanned childrens illustration with watercolor effect

Tuts+ instructor and Adobe Certified Expert Kirk Nelson will teach you how children’s illustrations differ from standard illustrations, and will give you some great techniques to take your children’s illustrations to the next level. 

Humpty Dumpty childrens illustraton

There’s a different illustration for you to work on in each chapter. First you'll scan a pencil-on-paper drawing and apply painting effects to it. Then you'll create an illustration using digital drawing techniques. And finally you'll work on a digital illustration project built on basic vector shapes. 

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You can take our children's illustration course straight away with a completely free 14 day trial of a Tuts+ subscription. Start your free 14 day trial today, to access this course and hundreds of others.

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