Fans of Miku and Adobe know there have been two collaborations in the past. The first was a set of tutorials, while the second was a series of illustrations featuring the abilities of Creative Cloud products. Now, there’s a third part to this exciting collaboration! The Adobe x Hatsune Miku “MIKU DANCING FES” collaboration is kicking things up a notch.
About the Collab
While fans have seen what Creative Cloud products can do, this part of the collab is inviting these fans to try out a brand new tool called the “Dancing Miku Maker” for themselves! It’s challenging them to pull out Photoshop or Illustrator, and make a Miku of their own dance for a celebratory movie!
How to Enter
Entering requires a bit of effort, but that’s to be expected when you’re drawing! First, you’ll want to make sure that you have either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. If you don’t, don’t worry! Free trials are available for both.
If you’re unfamiliar with these products, the collab website offers a small description to help you decide which one is right for you.
Photoshop is for people who want to draw however they would like. Illustrator is for those who would like to draw using basic shapes.
Once you have one of those programs, it’s on to the next step.
Download the Special Templates
These templates will be what you use to help you draw Miku. Make sure your illustrations stay within the guidelines. You can download the templates on the website here by scrolling down or simply click here. It’ll download a zip folder with all three templates inside.
Open up Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and get cracking! Use the lines on the template to help you determine where the joints will go. (Feel free to look at the picture above as reference.) In addition, make sure none of your artwork goes outside of the guidelines. Anything outside of them will not show!
When you’re done, save the image as a transparent background PNG.
Upload to “Dancing Miku Maker”
This won’t be released until July 15th, so be sure to keep an eye out! Once it opens, we’ll let you know and give a full report on it.
Complete with a Dance!
Once Dancing Miku Maker is made available, you will able to upload your illustration to it, and watch your seemingly still image of Miku come to life and start dancing!
Appear in the Celebration Movie
If you upload and submit a dancing Miku to Dancing Miku Maker between July 15th and August 14th, you’ll be able to see her appear in the 10th anniversary celebratory movie on August 31st!
But that’s not all! There’s also a special font available for download as well. It’s available in the same zip file as the templates. You can scroll down to the giant blue button on the collab website or by clicking here. Please note that the file available is an Adobe Illustrator file, not an actual typeface file.
For more info, check out the following sources. In addition, remember to follow VNN to stay up-to-date on this exciting collaboration!