Project 1: Deconstruct Layer-by-Layer
Okay so let's talk about the files that we're going to use for this project, so you know guys where to start and what to open. Now you should have, this large zip file that's gonna have all of these elements and all of these papers. So the elements are gonna look very similar to this which I have on my screen. I've just laid them out so I can see them better. And then I also have some papers for you guys. Whoops, where's the right layer? There it is. And I have some papers. You can use any papers and elements and stuff that you want on your own pages of course. But I have specific ones that I'm gonna be using and I've named them all in the, in our workbook. So that you know what I'm specifically using. Also, to kinda keep the amount of space open on my laptop while I'm working, you're gonna notice me pull it from this, right from my screen. That isn't to say that you guys cannot do that at home, but you don't have this file. But you have all the extra smaller files. But for taping purp...
oses and making sure the laptop (laughs) doesn't go "I have too many files open" it makes much more sense to just kinda pull it from here. And maybe one day digital designers will see this and go "Wow, a preview that has everything in there and all you just have to do is drag and drop." Wouldn't that be a great idea? (audience member chuckles) I thought so. Okay, so. So that's the kit. You also have, the color swatches which should be loaded from the previous segment. So those color swatches we will be using them. We don't need the practice files. The transfers we are gonna use those to add them in. Of course all of your elements that you have here that are labeled. And like I said, blue brad. (laughs) There he is. Your papers, the papers are kind of separated as far as how they're named. You're gonna find that you have papers with, just painted papers that I actually did just kinda paint digitally and create. You'll also find gesso papers. That one I think is, the one I'm looking at literally on the screen which I will open up and show you. I do believe is the same one, yeah, I think that is. Might be close. It's either one or two but it's pretty much the same paper that was scanned in. So, so you're gonna have a couple of different papers that you can choose from. The main thing is that you don't have to use the exact same elements, or the exact same papers that I'm using over and over again. You can choose your own stuff, this is really choose your own adventure, for you guys who are watching at home, okay? And then we're gonna be using the cat working files. So you should have the working file. Now, you don't have to open this, okay? This is just so that for any of you guys who feel like you're totally lost, and you wanna go to the layer that I'm working on, you can just go to the layer and just look at it, okay? So that means you do not have to recreate this project. You can actually sit back and watch and enjoy the ride if you really want to, okay? And then of course the tiger, which we're gonna be using a lot of blending on.
Bonus Material with Purchase
Digitizing Practice Files
Exlclusive Bonus Materials
Mixed Media Brushes - Transfers
Modern Da Vinci Digital Papers
Modern Dan Vinci Elements
Project Color Swatches
The Cat Working Files
The Lighthouse Working Files