Hand Lettering to Refined Vector | Lindsey Meredith | Skillshare

Hand Lettering to Refined Vector

Lindsey Meredith, Lover of immaculate linework

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7 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction Overview

      1:45
    • 2. Sketch / Draw Process

      1:37
    • 3. Prepping AI file

      1:25
    • 4. Pentool ( Method 1 )

      9:03
    • 5. Custom Brush ( Method 2 )

      6:46
    • 6. Width Tool ( Method 3 )

      6:39
    • 7. Conclusion & Project

      1:08

Project Description

Your first assignment will be to complete two simple hands on vector exercises based on the methods learned in class. 

METHODS EXERCISE: 

There are two Illustrator files in the resources section you can download and complete. All the instructions are in the file ready to go! These exercises will help you get a great hands on feel. After you complete the exercises you are ready to start your lettering project!

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PROJECT: Hand letter and vector refine a word of your choice. 

  • Choose one word you wish to letter 
  • do lots of quick rough thumbnail sketches 
  • choose the style from your sketches that you wish to move forward with
  • Do as much refining as you can on paper using tracing paper 
  • Scan in your hand drawn lettering & place on a bottom layer in Adobe Illustrator
  • Based on the style of your lettering chose the method you feel works best
  • Vectorize your little heart out!
  • Share your final vector lettering in the community

Don't forget to share your progress and ask for help if you need! 

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