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.
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?
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.