Digital Pet Illustration

  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Kristin Berry Mastoras
Instructor

“This online class was so much fun and the video instruction made it so easy to follow along. I am already having such a blast making my own projects for friends and family!” - Brittany T., Class Student

Hey, pet lover! If you’re obsessed with your fur baby as much as we are, then this is the perfect design class for you. In this course, you’ll learn how to turn your favorite pet photo into a digital illustration.

Pro illustrator Kristin Berry is here to share her step-by-step process with you. In her class, you'll learn how to master the Pen Tool and Layers in Adobe Illustrator. At the end of this class, you'll be able to use your fur baby's illustration on all kinds of things. From online outlets like Instagram to offline surfaces like a coffee mug or phone case. The possibilities are endless! Because who doesn't want to put their pet on everything!?

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Take a new photo of your pet with your smartphone or upload an old photo of your pet into Adobe Illustrator.
  • Use layers and the Pen Tool to build your pet illustration piece-by-piece.
  • Add depth and dimension to your pet illustration by adding in highlights, shadows, and other fine details.
  • Clean up edges and get your digital illustration ready for use both online and offline.

BONUS: Digital pet illustrations make the BEST gifts for all those fur baby parents out there! Try creating adorable prints for the holidays or as a sweet addition to a baby room.

Ready to learn how to digitize pet photos? Enroll in our Digital Illustration for Social Media online class today!

Beginner
Skill Level
1 hour
12 mins
Duration
Materials

ALL YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS CLASS ARE:

  • A computer installed with Adobe Illustrator
  • A smartphone (to take a photo of your pet)
  • A few photos you’d want to convert into digital illustrations

Don’t have Adobe Illustrator yet? You can download a free trial for 7 days HERE.

THE CLASS DOWNLOADS INCLUDE:

  • An image file you can upload to Illustrator (for practice)

THE WORKBOOK INCLUDE:

  • A welcome note from Kristin
  • Helpful shortcuts when using Adobe Illustrator
  • A reference photo for your final project
  • Inspirational illustrations from Kirstin's Instagram account

Digital Pet Illustration

Turn your fur baby photos into adorable illustrations.
Instructor: Kristin Berry Mastoras
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

visibility
36 secs
<% playback %> complete
Now Playing

1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Kristin, and what you’ll be learning in her design class.
lock
Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES

Get a quick overview of all the supplies and programs you’ll need to take this class.
lock
Now Playing

3. PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PET

In this lesson, you'll learn tips on how to keep your pet still and take the best reference photo for this class.
lock
Now Playing

4. SETTING UP YOUR ILLUSTRATION WORKSPACE

Now it's time to jump into Adobe Illustrator. Kristin will walk you through how to setup your artboard, import your photo in this lesson.
lock
Now Playing

5. DRAWING THE FIRST LAYER

Kristin will show you how to select a layer using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator. You'll also learn why it's important to use layers when designing illustrators
lock
Now Playing

6. CREATING YOUR BASE LAYER

Starting with the largest layer, you'll start to outline and fill-in layers in this lesson.
lock
Now Playing

7. CREATING DETAILS WITH LAYERS

After you have your pet's face layers complete, Kristin will show you how to add in details to make your illustration come to life.
lock
Now Playing

8. FINISHING THE BODY

In this lesson, you'll use all the skills you learned to layer out your pet's body.
lock
Now Playing

9. REFINING COLORS + ADJUSTING SHAPES

Now it's time to clean up your illustration. You'll learn how to smooth out layers and adjust colors to complete your final design.
lock
Now Playing

10. SAVING AND EXPORTING

In this lesson, Kristin will teach you how to save your file for use both online and as a print to use offline.
lock
Now Playing

11. FINAL REMARKS

You've learned the skills! Now you can create all kinds of playful pet illustrations. Happy designing!
lock
  • Overview
  • Materials
  • Downloads
Overview
Kristin Berry Mastoras
Instructor

“This online class was so much fun and the video instruction made it so easy to follow along. I am already having such a blast making my own projects for friends and family!” - Brittany T., Class Student

Hey, pet lover! If you’re obsessed with your fur baby as much as we are, then this is the perfect design class for you. In this course, you’ll learn how to turn your favorite pet photo into a digital illustration.

Pro illustrator Kristin Berry is here to share her step-by-step process with you. In her class, you'll learn how to master the Pen Tool and Layers in Adobe Illustrator. At the end of this class, you'll be able to use your fur baby's illustration on all kinds of things. From online outlets like Instagram to offline surfaces like a coffee mug or phone case. The possibilities are endless! Because who doesn't want to put their pet on everything!?

BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL KNOW HOW TO:

  • Take a new photo of your pet with your smartphone or upload an old photo of your pet into Adobe Illustrator.
  • Use layers and the Pen Tool to build your pet illustration piece-by-piece.
  • Add depth and dimension to your pet illustration by adding in highlights, shadows, and other fine details.
  • Clean up edges and get your digital illustration ready for use both online and offline.

BONUS: Digital pet illustrations make the BEST gifts for all those fur baby parents out there! Try creating adorable prints for the holidays or as a sweet addition to a baby room.

Ready to learn how to digitize pet photos? Enroll in our Digital Illustration for Social Media online class today!

Beginner
Skill Level
1 hour
12 mins
Duration
Materials

ALL YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS CLASS ARE:

  • A computer installed with Adobe Illustrator
  • A smartphone (to take a photo of your pet)
  • A few photos you’d want to convert into digital illustrations

Don’t have Adobe Illustrator yet? You can download a free trial for 7 days HERE.

THE CLASS DOWNLOADS INCLUDE:

  • An image file you can upload to Illustrator (for practice)

THE WORKBOOK INCLUDE:

  • A welcome note from Kristin
  • Helpful shortcuts when using Adobe Illustrator
  • A reference photo for your final project
  • Inspirational illustrations from Kirstin's Instagram account

Digital Pet Illustration

Turn your fur baby photos into adorable illustrations.
Instructor: Kristin Berry Mastoras
Skill Level: Beginner
$39.00
BUY NOW
  • Lessons
Now Playing

Teaser

visibility
36 secs
<% playback %> complete
Now Playing

1. INTRODUCTION

Learn more about your instructor, Kristin, and what you’ll be learning in her design class.
lock
Now Playing

2. SUPPLIES

Get a quick overview of all the supplies and programs you’ll need to take this class.
lock
Now Playing

3. PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR PET

In this lesson, you'll learn tips on how to keep your pet still and take the best reference photo for this class.
lock
Now Playing

4. SETTING UP YOUR ILLUSTRATION WORKSPACE

Now it's time to jump into Adobe Illustrator. Kristin will walk you through how to setup your artboard, import your photo in this lesson.
lock
Now Playing

5. DRAWING THE FIRST LAYER

Kristin will show you how to select a layer using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator. You'll also learn why it's important to use layers when designing illustrators
lock
Now Playing

6. CREATING YOUR BASE LAYER

Starting with the largest layer, you'll start to outline and fill-in layers in this lesson.
lock
Now Playing

7. CREATING DETAILS WITH LAYERS

After you have your pet's face layers complete, Kristin will show you how to add in details to make your illustration come to life.
lock
Now Playing

8. FINISHING THE BODY

In this lesson, you'll use all the skills you learned to layer out your pet's body.
lock
Now Playing

9. REFINING COLORS + ADJUSTING SHAPES

Now it's time to clean up your illustration. You'll learn how to smooth out layers and adjust colors to complete your final design.
lock
Now Playing

10. SAVING AND EXPORTING

In this lesson, Kristin will teach you how to save your file for use both online and as a print to use offline.
lock
Now Playing

11. FINAL REMARKS

You've learned the skills! Now you can create all kinds of playful pet illustrations. Happy designing!
lock