Create a Professional Logo from a Hand-Drawn Image


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Tracing hand-drawn type

There are many, many successful logos that use hand-drawn type. And with hand- drawn type you can convey a really personal, informal, friendly feel. But what we don't want to do, if we going to go down this route, is that we don't want to use a script typeface because if we do, it's going to look exactly the same as somebody else's logo who used the same script typeface. Much better to draw our letters ourselves and also much more characterful.

So I'm going to look at two different approaches to creating hand-drawn letters in Illustrator. I spoke to my client and I said, "How's your handwriting?" and she said, "Well, it's not bad." So I had her write out the name of her company and I scanned it and that's what I have here. And then with that scan I Live Traced it. And this is the result I got or rather this is the cleaned up result I got. So let's just quickly run through that. I won't subject you to watching me clean it up too...

Tracing hand-drawn type
Video duration: 6m 20s 2h 57m Intermediate

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Tracing hand-drawn type provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Designing a Logo

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Design
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Illustrator InDesign
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