Illustration: Design an Editorial Image

Can't find the perfect image to support your last article? Can't find anything to go with that boring article you have to lay out? Stop looking around and learn to make your own editorial images. Look no further and bring your work to the next level. What do you say?

About the course

In this course, we’ll be developing an illustration to accompany an informative text. We’ll be searching the Net to get inspired and find the idea we want for the text and our illustration. In this case, we’ll be working with a fixed color palette, which we’ll be using for laying out our illustration in Photoshop.

Which project are we going to develop?

Once we have the text from a newspaper or magazine, we’re going to start developing an initial sketch for the layout and, after that, we’ll be working with shapes and textures.

We’re going to put ourselves in the shoes of an illustrator who’s been asked to create an illustration for a text that will appear in a magazine.

What you'll learn:

  • Working with CMYK format for printing
  • Adapting our illustration to a text
  • Applying texture to colors with selections
  • Choosing a typography and modifying the size for the layout in Photoshop
  • Applying the composition to mock up

Who is this course for? Requirements

This course is for those who want to give the editorial illustration a try and prove their ability to create illustrations based on a text and adapt them to its content. 

If you want to discover some secrets of editorial coloring in Photoshop, there’s no doubt that this course is for you. Plus, you’ll get insights into the creation of illustrations for the press. You’ll need:

  • Graphic tablet
  • Notebook
  • Photoshop or any other digital drawing software
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Course Details

Beginner level 54m 9 lessons 547 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal Teacher

Carlota MPB, MONKEYBARK, illustrator. A fan of Disney Studios and Cartoon Network, she studied illustration for two years at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga, Spain. Before that, she started to learn how to draw of her own accord to try and follow her childhood dream of becoming an artist and specializing in character design. Although, she delves into other areas too, like concept art and animation, having recently collaborated in the latest video clip of the Spanish singer El Kanka.

To learn more, visit https://monkeybark.carbonmade.com/