Dramatic Back-Lit Male Portrait

Tutorial for Envato Tuts+

“Create a Dramatic Back-Lit Male Portrait in Adobe Illustrator”

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how I created a dramatic back-lit portrait from a stock image, using gradients and art brushes. It’s a relatively simple effect to achieve as the shading is done by the type of gradients you’re going to use. You wouldn’t think you’ll only use white transparent gradients to achieve this! So enough talking, let’s get on with it.


June 2013