Introduction to Vector Lettering

Introduction to Vector Lettering



Convert your hand-lettered sketches into scalable vectors

If you’ve ever wondered how to digitize your lettering or calligraphy with precision, this 3-hour workshop is a great introduction to the vector process. With a vector file, you could scale up without ever distorting or losing sharpness. It’s what most printers and clients want the most.

You will have the option to bring in a sketch of your own to digitally trace or use the example provided. We will not have time to sketch during the workshop.

What you’ll learn:

  • Import settings. Bring your sketches onto the computer using your smartphone and prep in Adobe Photoshop.
  • File set up. Organize your layers and use guides to set up your files in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Plotting points. Where to place your points using the Pen Tool.
  • Bezier curves. How to get smooth and precise curves.
  • Save settings. Merge paths using Pathfinder.

This workshop is for:

  • Beginner’s interested in learning how to digitize their sketches using vector drawing software.
  • Students familiar with Illustrator who want to improve their process.

Saturday, 2/4/17

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Smitten on Paper
114 E Lemon Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Required Materials

  • Laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator installed (30-day trial version is fine)
  • Smartphone (with camera)


  • Mouse
  • Wacom tablet

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