Geometric Vector Illustration in Affinity Designer + 33 Geometric Vector Assets
There is something so satisfying about making perfect geometric shapes. Maybe it brings out my inner math nerd? I decided to create a class for all you other math nerds out there who feel frustrated that you can’t make things PERFECT in Procreate. (Am I just projecting here?)
In the class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create vector based geometric illustrations on your iPad in Affinity Designer + get all of the vector assets and colors I use in the class, including 33 customizable vector illustrations that you can use for personal or commercial use.
First we’ll create a vibrant geometric illustration combining simple shapes and bold color. I’ll show you how to use the tools in Affinity Designer to perfectly line up your geometric elements so they seamlessly fit together, and how to add textures to your vectors so they don’t appear flat and dull.
We’ll look at how to create interesting geometric patterns, and how to add text to your composition to create a bold and vibrant lettering design.
Next we’ll look at how to create complex geometric shapes using Affinity Designer’s precise transform tools. We’ll cover all the math you need to know to get your geometric shapes to be perfectly symmetrical. I’ll share with you a practice sheet of geometric shapes that you can use to practice all the steps for creating any shape at all.
Then we’ll create a composition using a variety of geometric shapes, outlines, and patterns. We’ll look at how to use the pen tool to create detailed line drawings to compliment your geometric shapes. I’ll show you some easy tricks for building symmetrical designs and adjusting colors as you work.
We’ll also look at how to use advanced vector editing tools to create the exact shape that you need, and how to add a smooth gradient to your backgrounds and vectors.
Last we’ll create a complex astronomy themed composition combining all the vector editing skills we cover in the class into a detailed illustration. We’ll look at how to combine pre-made vector elements and hand drawn elements to create unique illustrations that are easy to customize and use for anything from social media posts to print on demand projects.
The amazing thing about this process is you can create pixel perfect geometric shapes using Affinity Designer’s advanced editing tools. Affinity is only a few more dollars than Procreate, and it offers both the ability to work with vectors and precise transform tools that make it perfect for creating geometric illustrations!
All you need to take this class is your iPad, and a stylus. I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.
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In this class you’ll learn all the steps for combining lettering and illustration to create compositions that both tell a story and are visually interesting!
Learn how to use layered texture and color to add depth and visual interest to your illustrations. We’ll look at how to create overall textures, how to use texture to create highlights and shading, and how to use single and multi colored texture to bring out warm and cool tones in your illustrations.
Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish. I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!
Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish. We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.
Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate. We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.
In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work. We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.