“How do you digitise your hand-lettering?” is one of the frequently asked questions at our booth and also via email and Instagram direct messaging.
There are actually a lot of different ways to digitise anything, so I am going to teach you the simplest and most effective method that I use the most. Once you get the hang of it, you will be able to digitise your hand-lettering in minutes! The end result is a vector which means you will be able to scale your work to any size without losing image quality. Yay!
For this tutorial, you need your completed piece, a scanner or camera, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. You can also use any photo-editing software in replacement of Photoshop, however I still find Photoshop the best for prepping anything that is about to be worked on in Illustrator.