Part 1: Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool Vector Art For Hand Letterers

Melanie Greenwood, Designer & Founder of Vision City Studio

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5 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction To Vector Art

      0:49
    • Pen Tool For Tracing Your Hand Lettering Art

      13:13
    • Using the Curvature Tool

      2:14
    • Practice Practice Practice

      1:08
    • Love your feedback

      0:46

About This Class

Hey guys! This course is made for Hand Letterers who want to up their game and learn the awesome skill of creating vector art in Illustrator, using the pen tool! If you want to work with clients and other artists, you will need to develop the ability to create vectors with your Hand Lettering art. Vector art allows you to scale your art to any size and apply it to any material and have your art remain true to your vision. Whether you are creating logos, t-shirts, stickers, banners, signage, embroidered hats... (you name it!) you will need vector art of your Hand Lettering to send it to the printer or manufacturer.

In this course, I will show you how to use the pen tool to trace your hand lettering. I will also introduce you to the new curvature tool in Illustrator CC. This course is short and to the point and you will use this skill for countless projects in your creative future. All hand letterers should know how to make their art into vectors so that they remain in controll of their art from start to finish. 

I hope you enjoy this course and feel free to ask me questions. I love your feedback!

Melanie

Website: http://www.visioncity.biz

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Thank you for the awesome course! It was really easy to follow and I learned some new techniques.
Great short clip on the pen tool. Liked the addition of the curvature tool.
Very simple yet informative. Great teaching style!
Sara Cameron-Ragazzo

Graphic designer who never stops learning.

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Melanie Greenwood

Designer & Founder of Vision City Studio

Welcome! My name is Melanie Greenwood and I'm the founder and designer here at Vision City design studio. I've been running my own freelance studio for over ten years, specializing in music packaging, logo design and promotional pieces. My clients include record labels, bands, corporate clients, and start up companies. I studied graphic design in Toronto, ON (my hometown!), where I also worked for several years as a fashion model. After relocating to California in 2011, I decided to l...

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