Use Your Pencil Sketches to Create Vector Images

Valerie
January 25, 2010

sketchA lot of graphic artists like to draw and sketch and if you’re one of those artists, the pen and the computer don’t have to be unrelated.

The foundations of graphic design go back to many drawing principles such as balance and proportion. These rules can help when trying to build a layout for a graphic design project or assessing how to start a new logo design. Due to this relationship, sketching with other mediums such as pencil, pen, chalk, etc., can be helpful when you come up with a design idea on paper that you want to incorporate in a digital design. After sketching on paper, you may find that a great idea came up, but you’re unable to really re-create it in Photoshop the way that you originally drew it. But there are drawing tutorials that can show you how to transfer those images into a vector image and continue to use your design the way you originally intended. GoMediaZine.com From Sketch to Vector Illustration Locus of Control Turn Your Sketches Into Clean, Sharp Vector Art DavidJohnsson.com From Sketch to Vector (Intermediate) Wearepixel8.com Create a logo from Sketch to Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator Deviantart.com Photoshop Action to remove white background of hand drawn sketch

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