Hi all! Hope your week has been going splendidly (it’s Friday, YAY)! Today I have a another simple video tutorial that is going to change your life…well, if you’re a designer that is. And, as an added bonus, I’ve thrown in some graphic freebies for you! Learn how to turn your drawings into vector art using tools in Adobe Illustrator, and download some pretty floral frames.
When I was studying graphic design in college, we learned a lot about the history of design, how to talk about our work, and how to critique art—all useful skills to have a designer! One thing we were taught almost nothing about—how to USE design software. When a critique of your work was made, and you didn’t know how to technically alter the design you just had to learn it yourself. So, while I acquired a wide knowledge of design theory through school, I gained my technical skills though personal experience and LOTS of YouTube tutorials.
Today’s tutorial utilized a tool I knew nothing about for probably a whole year into my design studdies (embarrassing), and now I use on a (literally) daily basis! Seriously, the Image Trace tool will change your life! It makes it so incredibly easy to turn those drawings and sketches into vector art.
If you liked the floral frames I used in the tutorial, it’s your lucky day! You can download and use them for all kinds of fun projects of your own.
I’m a big fan of drawing flowers (obviously), and I think they give these frames a fun vintage feel. They would be great on a wedding or bridal shower invitation!
What kinds of drawings do you like to do? Do you use the Image Trace tool, or skip the middle-man and use a graphics tablet?
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