This amazing digital illustration was done by the Polish designer Pawel Kozakowski, he used this image to enter the Fotolia TEN Content under the theme Travel. Here he will show us step by step how it was done, and give us some insights of what was done so check it out!

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Fotolia Travel - Case Study

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Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Case Study

I generally used Photoshop CS6 and it took about 15 hours of work. I started work on the sketch of all scene (without details). Next I put on canvas the beach photo, sky, businessman and birds photos. Then I started to paint 'light lines' (without details- only a sketch). When i found general composition I started adding more elements and details. I started paint map and hand too. The next step was to set the color correction of individual elements and adding details. Finally I set general colour (I use photo filters (warming), levels and hue saturation fiter). The last step was to sharpen the entire image (I use High Pass with Soft light blending mode).

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

Fotolia Travel - Case Study

 

For more from Pawel Kozakowski visit behance.net/pawelkozakowski

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My name is Paulo Canabarro, I'm a passionate freelance web designer paulocanabarro.com and enthusiastic blogger here at abduzeedo. Catch me designing Wordpress Themes. Say hello on twitter @paul0v2.