I love the look of hand lettering so much, and it seems to be really popular lately in the graphic design world, making appearances in website layouts, event invitations, posters, advertisements, and more! Maybe you’re really skilled at hand-lettering (I envy you!) or have an idea for a piece that utilizes it, but aren’t sure how to make it digital to post to places like Instagram, Pinterest, or to use in other projects? I’m going to share the method I use to not only digitize your hand-written pieces, but also make them much more versatile so that they can be used in a multitude of projects! Once you get the hang of it, this method can be used for images as well, not just lettering!
I use Adobe Illustrator for this process. The reason is because Illustrator is a vector-based program. That just means that illustrator works with shapes created by algorithms, rather than individual pixels, like Photoshop. Because of this, you can resize, reshape, recolour, and just generally have MUCH more control with how you edit your text in the end! You can also resize it as much as you like, and not have it become grainy or pixellated.