Sparkling Glitter Portrait

Tutorial for Envato Tuts+

“Create a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe Illustrator”

An innocent vector portrait based on a stock image from Photodune became a battleground of sparkles and glitter. As requested, people wanted to see a portrait tutorial which used a lot of glitter! Who was I to not take up such a challenge?

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a sparkling portrait. I’ll show you how to create your own skintone palette, render flawless skin, create hair from brushes and of course… add a good handful of glitter, all in Adobe Illustrator. There’s no blurs, meshes or raster effects in this tutorial, it’s 100% vector and 100% fabulous! So let’s get on with it…


August 2013