Skillshare Classes

Are you looking to learn new design skills? Cool tricks in Illustrator and Photoshop? Are you interested in creating new work for your portfolio? Check out Abby's classes on Skillshare. When you use the links below to sign up, you'll get a month of free access to these classes and thousands more!

 
 

Lettering with Motifs: Using Graphics as Type to Create a Themed Postcard

Join Abby as she shares her process for creating high-impact, beautiful lettering from icons and motifs. Using existing letters as a template, you will arrange motifs drawn by hand or digitally into lettering for a postcard.

Lessons will cover: research and brainstorming, digitizing your hand drawn artwork, adding color to and recoloring your artwork, and arranging motifs to create letterforms that are readable and beautiful.

Basic Adobe Illustrator experience is required.

Pattern Design: Creating Seamless Repeats in Illustrator

Seamless repeating patterns are a versatile way to use your artwork to create a variety of products. In this class, you'll learn to create two kinds of seamless repeating patterns in Illustrator. 

Lessons will cover: types of repeats and directionality, arranging motifs into a square repeat, how to create a half-drop repeat, and testing your repeats to ensure they are seamless.

Basic Adobe Illustrator experience is required.

Pattern Design: Creating Seamless Repeats in Photoshop

Seamless repeating patterns are a versatile way to use your artwork to create a variety of products. In this class, you'll learn to create two kinds of seamless repeating patterns in Photoshop. 

Lessons will cover: types of repeats and directionality, arranging motifs into a square repeat, how to create a half-drop repeat, and testing your repeats to ensure they are seamless.

Basic Adobe Photoshop experience is required.


Fake It 'Til You Make It: Create Realistic Product Mockups To Promote Your Designs

Creating realistic product mockups is a great way for designers and artists to show their work to clients and potential customers without the expense of making prototypes. Whether you’re selling digital products, creating freelance work for clients, or pitching concepts to a potential collaborator, product mockups are an excellent way to add some dimension to your portfolio and to share your artwork in an exciting way.

Basic Adobe Photoshop experience is required.


Year-at-a-Glance: Design an annual calendar 3 ways in InDesign

In this class you will learn how to showcase your style in a yearly calendar. You will learn an easy way to typeset a whole year’s worth of dates in InDesign, and learn 3 styles of calendar layout.

Since the purpose of this class is ultimately to build your skill set and add to your portfolio, you’re encouraged to work in the way you normally do. If you're a painter, paint away! If you like to draw, that's great too. If you typically work digitally, please do for this class as well! Abby will be demonstrate layout digitally in InDesign, but you can create the artwork however you like as long as you have a way to get it onto your computer.