Adobe Illustrator Vectors For Hand Letterers
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Adobe Illustrator Vectors For Hand Letterers

Learn How To Make Your Hand Lettering Illustrations Into Vector Art, using the Pen Tool, Curvature Tool and Auto Trace.
4.5 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
34 students enrolled
Created by Melanie Greenwood
Last updated 10/2016
English
Price: $100
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create Vector Art using the Pen Tool In Adobe Illustrator CC.
  • Learn the Curvature Tool Tracing Technique
  • Understand the best way to use the Auto Trace Technique, while preserving details
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Requirements
  • Access to a computer
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • An Art Piece on paper that you want to convert to a vector art
Description

Hello! 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, Curvature Tool and Auto Trace. 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. Lastly, I will show you how to properly use the auto trace tool, so that you preserve your artwork details. 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

Vision City

Who is the target audience?
  • Hand Letterers, Illustrators, Artists, Graphic Designers
  • Do not take this course if you have no need to make vector art. Vectors enable you to convert hand drawn art into graphic shapes that can be scaled to all sizes. If this won't serve your art goals, this course is not for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Adobe Illustrator Vectors: PART ONE (Pen Tool)
4 Lectures 17:24

Learn the importance of converting your hand lettering to vectors.

Preview 00:49

A step by step walk through on how to use the pen tool for tracing your hand lettering

Preview 13:13

Learn how to create vectors by tracing using the curvature tool.

Curvature Tool Tracing in Adobe Illustrator CC
02:14

Practice, Practice, Practice
01:08
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Adobe Illustrator Vectors: PART TWO (Auto Tracing Technique)
4 Lectures 18:58

A quick intro into the concept of taking art from paper to the computer and using the auto trace quick and easy technique.

Preview 01:16

Step by Step How To Use The Auto Trace Technique
15:46

Saving your vector art in the correct format ensure it can be used for its vector qualities.

Saving Your Vector File in the Correct Format
00:42

Course Challenge Project
01:14
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Conclusion: Final thoughts and encouragement
1 Lecture 00:46
Learn the importance of converting your hand lettering to vectors.
00:46
About the Instructor
Melanie Greenwood
4.3 Average rating
97 Reviews
5,708 Students
7 Courses
Graphic Designer / Founder of Vision City Art Studio

Vision City is an graphic design and illustration studio that began as doodles in Melanie Greenwood's sketchbook, while touring Europe with rock musicians in moving vehicles. As a former Model with Elmer Olsen Model Management and graphic design graduate from George Brown collage (Toronto, ON), Melanie always had a special passion for music branding and inspirational messaging. When she founded Vision City in the spring of 2009, her work consisted of promotional campaigns for bands and record labels around the world, including photography, album artwork, t-shirt design, concert posters and logo design.

After moving to California in 2011 with her musician husband Chris, (AKA "Manafest") Melanie felt compelled and inspired to find a deeper purpose for her artwork. Thus, the very first Vision City screen print collection was born on November 15, 2011, consisting of 12 black and white inspirational concepts known as the "Born For This" Collection. The collection sold successfully on a private Etsy store and was quickly picked up by FAB, which created a world wide platform for the collection. She continued to develop art print series and showcase in a variety of LA art shows including Unique LA and Renegade Craft Fair. The Vision City brand quickly became known for black and white uplifting illustrations. In the spring of 2013, Melanie had the honour of having a selection of VC art pieces screened onto canvas and added to the fall 2013 collection of the National Children's Decor Retailer, Land of Nod. Vision City was awarded "Artwork of the year" at the 2012 CMGA Music Awards for her work with "The Color" album art.

Vision City is now a tri-purpose company offering design service, art products and now online education.  Melanie continues to work within the music industry while developing the VC art collections. Her newest passion is teaching other artists to develop business practices for their design services, so they too can pursue their dreams. "Vision is not only the ability to see, but also the ability to dream".