I’m sure we’ve all drooled over those awesome low poly art images and wondered how on earth they are made. You know, the ones that are made up of hundreds of tiny geometric shapes which combine to form an abstract image. I recently discovered a fantastic tool that makes it super easy to create them, so today I’m going to share the secret and explain how you can create your own low-poly geometric artwork using this magical app with some help from Illustrator and Photoshop.
Here’s the style of artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial. It’s a detailed image made up of hundreds of tiny geometric shapes which give the art that popular low-poly effect. The finished product gives the impression that the process is really complicated, but it’s actually super easy thanks to a free little program called I ♥ ∆. Quickly download it then you’re all ready to get started.
Preparing the image
I’ll be using a photograph of a tiger from Shutterstock as the base for my artwork, but there’s some little tweaks that are required to make the photo completely symmetrical. Duplicate the layer and flip it horizontally.