This week I wanted to see if I could create a piece using Painter, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I’m really getting to like Illustrator & the pen tool, thanks to Bryan, who’s always so patient with my dumb questions.

So here’s what I learned: Painter doesn’t recognize Illustrator files, they have to be in .psd, and the wand tool in Painter is kinda crummy. (But maybe I have my settings weird, who knows?) This first picture is what I completed in Illustrator. Then I ran it through Painter and touched it up in Photoshop. Here’s the end result:

This one was crazy fun.