Digitize Hand Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

Digitize Hand Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

In this fun beginner-level workshop, learn how to use tools in Adobe Illustrator to digitize your lettering designs so that you can publish them on a blog, create an engaging social media post, or use them in a print project.

You’ll be given step-by-step instruction on how to hand letter a simple phrase, live trace into a vector shape, and add texture and color, and export a beautiful, unique design ready for publishing on the web.

Takeaways

  • Convert hand-drawn lettering into a digital object in Adobe Illustrator like a pro
  • Live trace, reshape and edit your lettering.
  • Explore adding backgrounds, colors, and textures to your digitized lettering design.

Prereqs & Preparation

This is an introductory course designed for first time and beginning Illustrator users. No prior experience with Illustrator is required for this class. All students must be able to bring a laptop to each class (Mac preferred). You will need to have Adobe Illustrator version CS4 or higher already downloaded on this laptop for the start of class.

If you have a preferred hand lettering tool such as a calligraphy or brush pen, please bring this along. Recommendation: Brush Tip Marker - Tombow.

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