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How to Digitize your Hand Lettering without Photoshop

Amanda Williamson, Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Artist

How to Digitize your Hand Lettering without Photoshop

Amanda Williamson, Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Artist

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9 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Overview

    • 2. Why Digitize?

    • 3. Scanning your design

    • 4. Setting Up Inkscape

    • 5. Convert Image to Vector

    • 6. Cleaning up Paths

    • 7. Change Color and Add Effects

    • 8. Export to PNG

    • 9. Class Project

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About This Class

In this class, I will teach you how to use the free program, Inkscape, to digitize your hand lettering projects. This class is for all people and all skill levels, but is especially useful for those with calligraphy or hand lettering skills. 

You will learn:

  • Why you need to digitize your lettering
  • How to scan your lettering and convert it to a vector
  • How to clean up and smooth out your lettering
  • How to change the colors, add filters, and add patterns
  • How to save your design as .PNG file


  • Hand lettered phrase on paper
  • Scanner or smart phone camera
  • Computer (Mac, PC, or Linux) with mouse
  • Inkscape (free program)

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Amanda Williamson

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Artist


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1. Overview: Hi. My name is Amanda Williamson, and I am a calligraphy and hand lettering artist. In this class, I will teach you how to digitize her lettering using the free program Escape. Digitizing your lettering can open the door So many different opportunities, such as putting your designs on products, selling digital downloads, creating logos and so much more. This class is specifically designed for lettering, artists who want to do more rhetoric besides just things on paper. I wanted to teach this class because when I was first learning how to digitize my, I couldn't find very many tutorials on how to use escape for letter. There are many defected tutorials on using photo shopper illustrator, but those programs were too expensive and I had a free alternative. So in this class, I've combined all my knowledge. I learned about using escape for lettering, and I hope that you could have a better learning experience than I did. Now let's get ready to jump into the tutorials 2. Why Digitize?: So before I get into the tutorial, I wanted to talk about why you would want to digitize your lettering, and I came up with three different reasons. So the first reason is to put your lettering on products. The main reason that I digitized my lettering is for my digital prints that I saw in my Etsy shop. So I digitize my lettering and then sell them as PNG files for people to print themselves. You can also digitize your lettering to put it on monks, T shirts, whatever you want. I won't be really talking about how to actually put them on the products in this video, but you should be able to do that after you take this course. The second reason is to make your lettering scalable. So escape uses SPG, which is scalable vector graphic and basically what that means is, no matter how big or small your lettering is, it'll still have the same quality. So, for example, this right here is a zoomed in image of my lettering from a scan, and you can see that there's this picks elation here and then this. When it's victory ized, it doesn't have any fix solution. It's nice and cleans news, and so when you digitize your lettering, it will always look the same. Whether it's big or small, you can do like a really big poster size or just in normal size. And then the last reason is to add cool effects or fix mistakes. So I'll be showing you how you can add different effects, like a Grady int or adding an image as the background. So this cluttering right here, I added a watercolor background, and it gives this really cool effect and be teaching you how you can fix minor mistakes, such as some extra dots are some things that we're connected and they shouldn't have been. I don't recommend fixing things on a big scale, but you can definitely picks him on a small scale. So now let's get into the tutorial 3. Scanning your design: first thing you need to start with is your design. So in this tutorial, I'm going to be using this quote right here. And if you want to use this quote as well, then I will include it in the project. Resource is, but if you want to use your own quote, thing or design, you can do whatever quote you want. I would just recommend to be something simple, like less than 20 words and impossible enrichment using black or dark ink just because it is more effective that way. But in this tutorial, you can see I'm using blue, just to show you that it can be done without using black ink. But it is more ideal to use blocking. No, you need to get your design onto the computer, and you can do this either with a scanner or with your phone. I typically use a scanner just because I was my preferred method. But if you don't have a scanner, you control into it with your phone. Just make sure that you have good lighting or you use a photo editing app like snap seed and just make sure everything looks really nice and clean and try to get the background as wide as possible and then upload that to computer. But if you do, you have a scanner than I'll be showing you some of the settings that I use on my scanner. So the program that I'm using is Windows, fax and scan, and you can use whatever program that you're comfortable with. And I'm going to be doing new scan. And so the default profile I have here is 600 resolution. I'm actually going to change it. Teoh 200 which is what most computers are set up 200 and I'll get into why resolution is important in a second. So the first thing we're gonna look at is color format, so there are three options that I have. There's color, gray scale and black and white. So I usually choose color or black and white, and I will show you what it looks like if I choose black and white and just preview. Okay, so here's the preview of what it looks like with black and white. But as you can see, this isn't a really ideal setting because some of the letters look a little spotting, and I didn't quite get everything. So in this situation, it's not really a good sitting. Maybe if you had a little bit darker ink, it would be better. So I'm going to go back to color and I'm going to leave the resolution at 200 now. The reason why he changed it from 200 to 600 um, I have done some experimenting and played around with the different resolution settings, and I found that 200 is ideal for me and how I like my lettering toe look. But if you prefer your lettering toe look more textured, then I would use a higher resolution. So if you use a higher resolution, is going to get a more high definition image. And the thing with lettering is, if you get a higher definition image that is going to show, um, all v imperfections, Um, it's going like it really, really detailed on your lettering and it I found that it shows kind of the grittiness of the paper, even though I'm using really smooth paper using HP Premium 32 paper, which is recommended for overspends, even though it's really smooth it in the photo. It kind of picks up the roughness, and it kind of shows kind of like some jagged edges in the letters. And so I typically don't use 600. But if you're okay with those jagged edges than you could totally use 600 before this example, I'm going to be using 200 and I'm going to increase my contrast all the way up to 100%. It doesn't always do anything, but sometimes it's just a good way to make sure that the contrast is as much as possible. So we're trying to get the paper nice and white and the letters a little bit darker. So I'm going to select scan, okay? And now you can see my scanned image so it automatically saves it in a location that the program chooses. But if you want to, you change where you save it or, you know, make it somewhere that you're more likely to remember. You click the Save as button, and the folder that comes up for me is calligraphy photos. So I think that's a good location. So I'm gonna calling this pineapple. I can spell pineapple scan. So I've already scanned it. So the name comes up and then you're gonna hit safe, and then you have your scanned image, and now you're ready to start using escape. 4. Setting Up Inkscape: Now it's time to download escape, so you're going to go to escape dot org's And here is the home page here, and you're going to go to download and you're gonna select which one applies to you. So I'm on a windows, so I'm going to select windows, and then I'm going to select 64 bit, and I like to use the dot txt format. All right, so think state finished downloading, and now I'm going to install it. It's like English. And here we have inks, cake set up, Click next. Next. And I didn't mess with anything here. So next and still. All right, so this is what you escaped Looks like when you open it up Now, years may look different from mine, depending on what operating system you're using. But it should look pretty similar to this, and I just want to make sure that you have some of the most important windows open. We're gonna go over here to view and show hide, and you're going to make sure that it's the toolbox and the tools control bar are both checked. Now, all of minor tracked. You don't have to have all of years checked. But these two are the most important ones that we're going to be focusing on right now. And the toolbox is right here, and the tools control bar is right here. Now, one other thing before we get started is I want to save. We're gonna go over here to file, save as this one is gonna pull up now, the location where years of saving is going to different than mine. So choose the location that you want years to save and choose a file name. So I'm gonna call mine Skill Share tutorial and hit Save. All right, so now we're ready to get started. 5. Convert Image to Vector: Okay, so now it's time to import are scanned image. We're gonna go here to file and import. Now this pulls up my skin documents your location will probably be different. So just go to a location where your scanned images was Stroll down here and here. It iss right here. So I'm gonna click on it and say open. And here is my image. We're also going to bring in a 2nd 1 Okay, so here, iss my skin. Now, one of these is high resolution. The other one is low resolution, so I wanted to show you the difference. So now what? We have her image. We're going to select it. And you could either right click and select trace bit map, or you can do path entree, spit map. And this window right here is gonna pop up. So the defaults on here for the brightness cut off is for 0.45 And I found that this is rarely good enough. I'll show you so if I click update, you can see nothing shows up here. So I found that 78 as really good number to use. And now that I do that and click update. You can see it has now traced my image. Now, there are a whole bunch of other settings here. But I've tested those out, and I found that they're not really good enough. And this brightness cut off is the most reliable one that I've used. So make sure that you get yours nice and dark. If your image isn't coloring is colored like mine. Then you're probably gonna need to increase the brightness. But if yours is black, it's not gonna be need to beat this dark. And now that I have it, how I want it, I'm going to say OK, and you can see it overlays on top and then I'm going to click X. And now here is my lettering as a path. And if you click on it and slide it over here, you can see this is a transparent background. And now I don't need this anymore, so I want to delete it. Okay, I went ahead and converted this one as well to a vector off camera. And so now I'm going to delete this one right here. And now we have the 200 resolution image converted to a path or vector right here and the 600 resolution right here. Now I'm going to show you the difference between the 200 the 600. So when I double click on the image, all these little dots show up, and when I double click on it, it automatically changes the cursor to this edit by at a path by nodes. So you can either do that by double clicking or just by selecting the cursor over here. And I'm going to zoom in to show you this a little bit closer. So how you zoom in is you can either push the plus key or use control and the scroll wheel . All right, so here I am zoomed in. You can see all of these little notes on the image and there a few little dots over here, just some things that got picked up accidentally. So I'm going to delete those little extra dots, and now we have just the letters to work with. So this is the 200 then this overhears in 600. I'm gonna don't quick on this one, and you can see on the 600 there so many more dots and a whole bunch. More stuff got picked up right here. And so the reason why I don't like working with 600 is because of all these extra dots. It just makes it really hard to work with. And I prefer having less starts to work with over here. And so that's why I prefer the 200. Even though this is like more detailed image, I just prefer the 200. So I'm not going to bother with the 600. So I'm just going Teoh, select it with the normal cursor and just delete it with a delete key. Now I'm going to show you how are new lettering as a vector is scalable. So that's one of the things I mentioned earlier about the benefits. So I'm going to scale this up really, really big, and you can see that it's not changing the quality. So I'll go back and import that image in and make this the same size. Also, if you don't have this lock but right here, it's really helpful. It keeps, um, the scale the same. So you don't like change the proportion of your lettering, so I'm going to skill this the same and all zoom in. You could see on this image has that fix elation that I was talking about. Purses the vector over here. It doesn't have that fix elation. Okay, so now I'm going to scale this back down, and you don't have to work in this in this canvas area right here. But I'm gonna do that for this video, scale it down a little bit more. Okay, so now I'm gonna zoom in really close, and you can see that this method, the trace, but matt method is it's not perfect because you can see there's all these, like, jagged edges. And because of that, um, we're gonna have to clean it up. Some of the 600 it it has, like, even mawr. Jagged edges. They're kind of like they're kind of like feathered because it's so much more detailed in. So it picks up like the texture of the pen on the paper. And that's why I don't using the sick. Don't like using the 600 but the 200 still needs some work, so I'm gonna double click. We can see all these little notes, so I'm gonna zoom in much, much closer. I look at the end, for example, So you can see here there's, like, this little div it and there's two nodes right here. So basically, these nodes tell the path where to draw and their place right here where the stupid is. So for imperfections like thes I like to select by holding the mouse and dragging, and then it selects those. And then I just hit delete with the delete key, and you could see that made it a much smoother curve. And they got rid of that little do it and seem over here going to delete that and cleans out up, and you can see right here this note has, um, these handles right here. And when you click on the handle, it changes the curve. So when I drag this handle up, it makes the that part of the end change on that side of the node. And if I change this handle right here does the same thing. And so this notice are these handles on this node, they're kind of, um, untangle. And so the more straight you make thes notes, the more precise and the more smooth the curve is gonna be. It could be really hard to tell if it's straight or not. So if I unclip, you can see there's no you can't tell. There's a point there. And so what you're gonna do from this point is you're going to clean up all diesel imperfections now. Sometimes I spend way too much time cleaning all these up, but you really gotta get rid of stuff like these little debates right here because they're just look bad. And so most of the time, I just go through and I delete things. And most of the time that works. When that doesn't work, then you're gonna want to changed the note handles like I was showing you or you can even add notes. So you gotta be really careful adding nodes. So you have to be, like, right on the edge here and then you double click, and then it just created a new note right there so you can create notes you can delete knows you can adjust the handles to make your lettering look more smooth. And this is a very, um, time consuming process. I wish it didn't take so long, but sometimes it just takes. Ah, long time, Teoh. Get it Looking nice and smooth and how you want it. And sometimes I spend way too much time on it. Um, trying to make things look nice. You're just gonna want toe clean things up. 6. Cleaning up Paths: so you can see in my quote I have a few duplicate words like be a and be a And because they're block letters, they're not connected like this calligraphy. I can work with each individual letter and I can copy the ones that I like and delete the ones that I don't like. So let me show you what I'm talking about. So I'm going to go over here to path and select break apart. Now, When I first did this, I kind of freaked out a little bit cause I thought I ruined everything. But you can see what happened is all these holes in the waters? Um, they are still there. They're just black, and they are now separate. So you could like you so you could move them around. And I'm not going to do that right now, so I'm just gonna control Z. So what this does is it makes each, um, path separate or in this case, each letter separate, like thes block letters. And then this is all connected. So that's one piece. So there's many things you could do with this once you've broken apart. So first thing I'm gonna dio I'm only focusing on the block letter. So I'm going to not really about the script. So I'm going to highlight you have to get the whole word in there. So I'm going to select all of pineapple, and they're going to go to pass and combined. So that's now all one piece like it was before. I'm gonna go do the same thing for tall ground and sweet, Okay? And now I'm going to look at my duplicate letters. So, like, this be is the whole word and a So I have a whole bunch of A's have a whole bunch of ease. I have a few ends and tease. So, um, what I'm going to do is, first of all, I'm going to combine all these ones that need combining. All right, so now each individual letter I can click on So say I really like this a at the top the most. So I'm going to do control C control be, and I just copy that. And it's best to copy this after you've already cleaned it up. And I haven't done that yet, so I'm going to delete these. So I'm just going to delete this a delete this A like this A Just remember that there needs to be aced their and I like this be the most. So I'm going to delete this one, and I like like this you the most. So I'm going to delete all the other ones, and I like this end the most leading this one. I like this t like this s and deleting this. I actually like this end betters until you miss him. And I think that's all my duplicate letters. So now I have less stuff I need to clean up. And so once I have everything cleaned up, I could just copy and put those back and save me a lot of time. All right? So I cleaned up all of my other letters, and I love this one word so that you could see exactly how are you Clean them up. And if I put all of the process in here and be super long video, So I thought I'd just show me doing this one word, and I'll just put some music over it. - Okay , so now queen up all my letters, and it's time for me to put these letters over here. back, and I'll probably speed that up. - Now . I've put all my letters back and I try to get them all in the same line, but you can see it. This word is kind of so we're higher up than others. But there is Ah, easy fix for that. So I'm just going to select this whole word. I'm going to object and all the way down here a line and distribute this pulls up over here . So I'm going to align these right here, distribute bottom edges equal distantly. And so I click that. And now you see, they're still not quite the same cause they're not the same size. Exactly. Yeah. So I'm gonna make exercises, so that looks a little bit better. Now, let's just don't check Lined. So I'm gonna do that with all my words. These two words are pretty close, but that's okay. We can fix that. So I think all my other ones are pretty good. This s looks old too big muses. All right, so I'm happy with that. So now I'm going to group all my words together. So you can either do the combine again or group either one will work so you can go to path combine that'll work for you can go to object and group pretty much does same thing at this point. So now all of my words are grouped together and I want each line to be grouped together. So I'm gonna I'm gonna bring back my image so I can see how exactly hot it in the beginning . Okay, so it's pretty cools this'll just closer. You can find these on the bottom, right? So now I'm gonna group this phrase together each line together, and instead of selecting and holding the mouse and dragging to select, you can also, um, before you click, you can select shift, and it will group together. Actually, I don't want a group this one yet because I need to move this aids too close to the crown. So I'm gonna move this over, make sure that these are distributed. Okay, so I think that looks better. This one seems a little close. Okay, so I like that. Okay, So now each line is its own group. This one. It was an extra little mark. Julie thought and regroup. All right. So now each bum are grouped in each line, and we can use this align tool over here to make them all centered. So that's why I did. Each line is one group so that they could all be centered in the middle access. So I'm going to select everything we're going over here to align in this middle one right here on the top, says Center on Vertical Access. So click that, and it just adjusted it slightly. And now everything is centered. It looks good and so I can group it all together. Okay, so now my path now my quote is all group together, just like it wasn't beginning. Now it's just clean up. One other thing I wanted to mention is there is a way to break apart thes gripped, connected letters, but not just by using the break apart method over here like we did earlier. There's another extra step, and so say like these words you wanted to break apart or they were connected accidentally, so I'll show you how to do that. So over here is this Eraser says, erase existing paths. I'm gonna click on this and say, I want to break apart. Listen to two words pineapple. So bring part this path right here between the in a. So he's gonna click and drag and now erased. It's kind of tricky. Doesn't really get a very clean line, but now you can see there's a little break. And so if I go to path break apart now, you can see Oops. Now you can see I can take this and drag it around. It is now separate. And so say if you accidentally had something connected, that should have been and you didn't know how what to do about it. You can use this eraser, and it will erased those connected paths. 7. Change Color and Add Effects: Okay, so now I want to show you how you can change the color of your lettering. And I had some different effects. So I'm gonna go over here to object, Phil and stroke. And this pops up over on the right here. And so I'm going, Teoh, make it a little bit bigger. And I'm going to select my lettering and you can see this pops up. I'm on the wheel, tab. I prefer working with the wheel. There's these other ones here. So there's RGB a h s l A seemed like a wheel. And Seamus So this a right here is Alfa capacity, so if I select down here, it'll make it more transparent. Also, you can change the transparency with this capacity here, so I made it more transparent That way too on. Now, let's say that you want this to be the same color as the is the image that you started with . So I'm gonna make sure that my lettering is selected. I'm going to click this dropper over here and make sure it's hovering over a spot with the blue and you can zoom in to get a good area and then I click and it grabs that color. That's pretty close match. We can change your color just by doing the fill inch selecting from the wheel or entering RGB value. You can select it with the dropper. There is this color, um, palette on the bottom that you can select. I kind of forget about this, but you can use these colors also if you want. And something else I really like doing is making Grady INTs. And so we show you how you can do that. So I'm gonna take this and delete it. Ah, I'm going to first start out by drawing a rectangle. I find this is easiest method to make a greedy int. So you have your rectangle and you're going to go over here to create an edit. Ingredients click on it. I'm going to draw the radiant going from top to bottom. So I'm going to click here, drug it and go all the way to the bottom. And you can see that it created a radiant of the single color going from full capacity to less opacity. And it created two stops and you can edit those stops. So say I want this to be pink, and I want the bottom one to be yellow and I want that at full capacity. So I created this nice grading and it automatically made the orange in the middle. If you wanted to change that, then you can add another node here. So I double click, add another note and say, I want this orange to be a little brighter and so I could change. Make it a little darker and I can add it thes handles so I can track this down farther, making more pink, making more yellow. Or if I drag outside, it makes it, you know, less yellow outside up here makes it less pink. So that's the basic idea of creating ingredient. And now I want to transfer this greedy into my letters. I'm going to quick on my letters, do the money or radiant right here, and this just automatically chose the Grady int going from the full capacity to the less capacity. I'm gonna change that. So I mean, it's like this one right here is the one that I just created, and you see it's going from left to right. I think that's the automatic radiant that it chooses, and I can change that if I wanted to go top to bottom. So I'm gonna go over here, create an edit, greedy INTs. You can see this is the Grady in line so I can change that. They could even change it. So it's like diagonal like this, or I'll just do it top to bottom hoops. No, my guts flipped around so yellow on the bottom become tough. So there's my Grady int, and you can adjust it as much as you need to. So that's the basic idea of creating ingredient. Now there's some other cool things you can do, like, um, having an image be like in the letters having a mask. So I'll show you what I mean by that. I'm going to import, going to import this watercolor that I did. And I have done this on other lettering projects. So I've imported this watercolor background and similar coloring to this great and just cause I like that look. So what you're going to Dio is for this example. I'm just going to copy my lettering and put it on top and on a change in the field so that it's just easier to see somebody black. And I'm going to position my letters in a way that I want over the water color. So, like, right here, you can see it's a little bit white, so I need to make this bigger, so that's not over the white run a position. It, um So you think right here? Thats good. So then I'm going to select both of these with shift click, and I'm going to go over here to object. Clip, set. And you can see I just created this. Um, it looks like it's watercolor lettering, but it's just the image of the watercolors that went into the lettering. And I said that was a mask earlier. It's actually a clip. And so this is one of my favorite ways to change up my lettering. I think so. I think it looks really cool. And you could do that with, like, anything, any kind of image. I just choose watercolor typically. And so that's one way to, uh, cool effect. Now, let's go back to this Over here, I can show you how you can add, um, a shadow. So you're gonna go over here to filters down here, Shadow and glow. And I like using Drop Shadow said will pull up this little window and I like to choose live preview. Now, your, um, values might be a little bit different than mine, but I'm gonna I'm gonna choose live preview, and it creates this shadow with these values, and you can change it. So this one is shadow type outer, and you can choose inner that doesn't like on the inside of letters or outer Cut out inter cut out. You know, that looks really cool. Uh, shadow on Lee. I typically do outer and these values you can adjust. So the blur, if you make this higher and make it more blurred like that and this horizontal offset will make it more farther away from the letters horizontally in the vertical will make it further away. Brickley So, like this and I could just play around with it. So I clicked, apply and then closed. And that's another thing you can dio at the shadow. You can also add the stroke. I you always use stroke. So the Phil is, um, like the inside and the stroke is like the outline. So you go over here to stroke, and we're gonna click this'll flat color. And so the default that went with his pink and so on the pink letters you can't see who's the same shade. But then, on the Southern letters you can see like the yellow has a pink outline. You can change that. I find when I'm working with yellow. I have tohave an outline or shot or something because it's hard to see, and you can even do a ingredient on the stroke as well. So I go over here slug Radiant that could choose the same ingredient, and it's almost not noticeable. Oh, it's going the other way. So this greedy in two I don't see why you would need agreement on the stroke and the fill, but so this one is going left right as well. But you can do ingredient on the Phil or the stroke and then the stroke style. Over here, um, you can change the width, so I'm just going to make this normal and make it block so so you can see that stroke is much thicker. Um, so say I'll do you like 0.5, and then it's thinner. You can change stroke and say you want to just the outline of the letters that you could get rid of the fill by clicking this X, And then it's just the outline. And then there's another, um radiant, which is radio, which doesn't like a circle. So starting here and then going out instead of like this over here is mush radiant. I'm not really sure regattas. This one is pattern, so escape comes with a few different types of pattern. So this one is stripes, vertical stripes. You can change it up a little bit. It's kind of hard to see in the letters like since checkerboard um, circles. There's some other things wavy lines, so you can add different patterns like that. So those are all the effects that I'm going to show you in this video and and let's get on to the next video 8. Export to PNG : Now I'm gonna show you how you can export your lettering as PNG image and you want to do this If you're going to print, you're lettering. So I'm going to zoom in a little, move these out of the way. They're not important. And now I'm going to create a rectangle, and I'm going to make sure that it is white, full capacity, and then I'm going to change the size. So here the default is millimeters, and I'm going to change it two inches. So now the width and the height is and inches, so I'm gonna choose eight inches by 10 inches. And so here is my rectangle by 10. This is the size that we want our image to be just because that's the size I usually choose . When I printed brain my images, my lettering. Now I've got my eight by 10 rectangle and I'm going to put it underneath my lettering. And I'm gonna do that with this tool. Lower selection to the bottom. So I don't think I explained these over here. So this is a rotate 90 degrees rotate 90 degrees the other way. Flip flip and these air all layer related So this is the very most bottom layer lower to the next layer raised to the next layer Raised to the top, I lowered the rectangle to the bottom underneath my letters. No, I'm going to select both of my both direct England my letters that I'm going to online. So I go back here to you. Sorry. Go here to object. A line going Teoh center on vertical access. I said you're on a horizontal axis. So now you can see this is what my lettering zlook looks like if I were to print it, actually, there's some extra space here, so I'm gonna fix that. Okay. Select all of these. Teoh. Combine. Okay. And that Fix my extra space. It's not gonna re align these. Okay, so this is what my lettering looks like. If I printed it eight by 10 and I can I think there's a little bit too much space. And so I'm going to just that. So I'm going to select the lock here so that my proportions air the same. Just gonna make it a little bit bigger. Gonna line these again. Okay. So I like that spacing better. And so once you have your quote centered and how you wanted on your feet by 10. Then you're going to go over here to file export PNG image that shows up over here and you can minimize thes. We're just close it. So I'm gonna close this one and make sure that selection is highlighted and you're gonna want to pay attention to the image size and the DP I. So I typically save mine at 300 or 600. So this one at 600 venter and then it changes this with, and that should do it automatically. Now it's time for you to choose where you want Teoh Export. It hit export as and it pulls up the location. So this is in escape documents. This is all right. Saved my escape, But you just stop and I'm going to be my file. Pineapple eight by 10. You can call it whatever you want. You get saved. And I've made this mistake so many times where I hit save and I think it's exported. But that's just changing the name. And you're gonna want to hit this button right here. Export. So now we've exported it and we can search for it and file explorer going to desktop here it ISS and here's my lettering. Now you've got your lettering on Teoh an eight by 10 and you can print it. 9. Class Project: I hope you enjoyed learning for my skill share class. Now it's time for the class project. Follow all the steps in the video to digitize your own muttering piece. Shared the before and after photos in the class discussion. I can't wait to see what you created.