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How to Make a Travel Postcard of Your Favorite City

via Skillshare


Have you ever wanted a piece of art that represents your hometown or favorite city to hang on your walls?

In this class we are going to create our very own travel postcard design representing everything we love and associate with that special place! Follow along as I will walk you through my entire creative process and create a postcard for my very own hometown.

Taking inspiration from traditional travel postcards, in this class we are going to:

  • Follow every step of my creative process as a professional in the industry.
  • Learn how to compose our design.
  • Create custom type and customize an existing typeface in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Play with different type effects in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Learn tips/techniques to illustrating and masking in Adobe Photoshop
  • Discover ways to add subtle textures to our final composition.
  • Come away with an amazing postcard design representing everything you love about your favorite place!

Who is this class for and what do you need?

  • Intermediate - Advanced: This class is aimed for students with at least a basic, working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, and some digital illustration experience.
  • Are you a beginner who really wants to do this project? Try to follow along and if you find yourself struggling, check out my other courses covering the basics within Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop!
  • The only things required for this class are Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. A drawing tablet is recommended but optional.

Come follow along and let’s make something amazing together!

*DOWNLOAD: Working Photoshop file of my Seattle postcard.*


  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Inspiration and Planning
  • 3. Cusom Type Part 1
  • 4. Custom Type Part 2
  • 5. 3D Effect and Strokes
  • 6. Prepping for Illustration
  • 7. Illustrating in Photoshop
  • 8. Textures and Aging

Taught by

Brad Woodard


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