Hand Drawn Design Elements: From Sketch to Vector

Lia Leslie

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19 Videos (49m)
    • 00 - Introduction

      1:12
    • 01 - Five steps of creating vector art. Hand drawn style. Vector and Raster images.

      2:29
    • 02 - How to choose the right pen and sketch pad for drawing design elements

      2:07
    • 03 - How to draw design elements by hand

      3:11
    • 04 - How to take a picture of drawings

      2:09
    • 05 - How to download free trial for Photoshop and Illustrator

      2:06
    • 06 - Photoshop Interface. Quick Tour

      2:49
    • 07 - How to process images in Photoshop

      2:50
    • 08 - How to save in Photoshop: Save, Save as, Save for web tools

      2:00
    • 09 - How to cut out by Magic Wand tool in Photoshop

      2:45
    • 10 - How to create a PNG with transparency in Photoshop

      1:30
    • 11 - Illustrator Interface. Quick Tour

      1:57
    • 12 - Converting raster image to vectors in Illustrator

      3:59
    • 13 - How to save and export in Illustrator. Saving multiple artboards

      3:04
    • 14 - Fills and Strokes. Applying changes in vector shapes

      3:44
    • 15 - How to resize and reshape vector shapes

      1:45
    • 16 - How to group and ungroup objects

      1:28
    • 17 - How to reduce extra points in Illustrator

      3:51
    • 18 - How to paint vector design elements

      4:13

About This Class

Learn how to create vector graphic from your sketches. You will have freedom and flexibility in creating graphic design. The course also will help you to create simple vector art for web and applications.

I'd love to share my easy method to draw pictures by hand and convert this into vector graphic by using Photoshop and Illustrator. I use the method to draw icons, design elements and even children books. It is absolutely easy, quick and suitable for everyone.

Suitable for everyone 

For applying this course you do not need any skills and knowledges in drawing by hand. You don't need to be familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator. We will learn a needed tools step by step.

My course four parts:

- Drawing by hand

I will give you some advice how to start drawing and find your style. I will share my observations in choosing right pen or pencil for drawing. I'll also show you how to get quality digital copies of drawings.

- Processing in Photoshop

With these part of lessons you will learn a needed tools to process image and cut out needed elements.

- Turning into vector in Illustrator

You will know how to convert drawings into vector graphic and edit vector art. 

- Prepare your vector art

You will learn how to edit vector graphic.

How to get Photoshop and Illustrator

There is special lesson for them who haven't yet got Photoshop and Illustrator to their computer. From this lesson you can get full information where and how to download and install these programs, and then get free trial.

What kind of skills will you gain?

Having passed my course you will know how to start drawing by hand, how to use Photoshop and Illustrator and how to turn a hand-drawn design into vector art.

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One of the best explained classes I've ever taken. (:
Kata Osto

Graphic Design

This was exactly what I was looking for, a straightforward tutorial on creating vector graphics from hand drawn elements. Thank you!
This tutorial is very straight-forward, and easy to follow. Would do again!