Create a vector pattern with Adobe Capture
Turn drawings into digital artwork with this handy little app, and colour it in with ease in Photoshop
Turn hand-drawn into digital artwork with ease
For many, digital artwork has replaced traditional drawing. Gone is the need even for a sketchpad to take on the go since Adobe introduced their Sketch app; though with the Adobe Capture app, it’s easier now to transform full sketches into digital works in no time at all.
Adobe Capture is fairly straightforward. It revolves around the idea of taking aspects of the real world for your creative projects, whether that’s a colour palette, a brush or the case of this tutorial, a pattern drawn onto a notepad. Though in this tutorial we’re going to simply add a gradient and keep the pattern low-key, you can choose to create all kinds of bright and exciting cartoons by creating the line-work by hand and filling in the shapes with the Paint Bucket tool or with brushes in Photsohop.
In many Photoshop Creative tutorials, you’ll be told that you don’t need to be amazing at drawing to create amazing digital artwork. This is true of this project too, but it can definitely help to turn a good artist’s work into even better patterns. If you’re a confident artist when it comes to pencil and paper, and you’re hoping to embellish your line art with colour, this is certainly the tutorial for you!