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The Illustrator Pathfinder Tool Explained

The Illustrator Pathfinder Tool Explained

With more and more lettering artists turning to Illustrator to digitize their lettering I decided to chip in, with my 13 years of experience using the program I think I am allowed. 

Here is one tool that I love and can't image Illustrator without.

How to turn your watercolors into fun cartoony letters using Illustrator

How to turn your watercolors into fun cartoony letters using Illustrator

Ever want to give your old lettering pieces a new fun life? Here is one way to do it. Follow this video tutorial and learn how to turn your old watercolor pieces into fun cartoony lettering that will brighten up your day.

Why should I vectorize my lettering?

Why should I vectorize my lettering?

Have you been lettering for a while now? Do you have drawers of lettering pieces at home and don't know what to do with them? I've got your answer right here.

Digitize and vectorize

The first step is to scan all your art because it's safer in the cloud than getting dusty and damaged just floating around your home. My kids love their markers and usually they end up scribbling on my art.

Then, vectorize using Illustrator. And why Illustrator is a whole other topic. Hint: It's more professional, hence why the pros use it. But why?

What's a vector anyway?

What's a vector anyway?

When you start hand lettering you may not even care that you can digitize it or do anything else with it. Because you're just doing it for fun. But if you want to start selling large prints, t-shirts, mugs or fonts, you will need to learn how to properly digitize your lettering. 

The best way, is to vectorize it