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By Lauren Harmon |

Create Your Own Chinese Seal in Illustrator

Create your own Chinese seal in Illustrator

You can sign your name to your artwork—or better yet, you can stamp it. In this special episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to transform your name into a Chinese seal, also known as a chop.

This technique re-creates standard Latin characters (D, e, k, etc.) using the Line and Ellipse tools in Illustrator, as well as some dynamic effects. Then you can arrange them both vertically and horizontally in your own one-of-a-kind, vector-based chop. Click the free video to get started, and come back next week to learn how to add three different treatments to your seal: naturalistic brush strokes, a paper texture, and a black-on-read color variation.

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