How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

how to digitize your work

I’ve been using my trusty old method of digitizing design work for a while now. You can read up on that Photoshop+Illustrator tutorial here. Recently though, after catching wind of a few new ways, I’ve finally settled on a quicker and easier way. Read on to learn how to digitize your design work (part deux)!

You’ll need to start with a good sketchbook or watercolor pad. For this tutorial, you’re gonna need your trusty smartphone. In my case, I also had a succulent, for hipster drama.  🙂 Haha!

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

My go-to markers are Sharpie’s Brush-Tip Permanent Markers ( Amazon | I Try DIY Shop ).

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

I’ve been doodling all sorts of quotes and phrases. It’s my practice for when I make more fonts. Witty enough? Please say yes.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

I whipped out my iPhone and went to my Photos folder.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

In this demo, I used Adobe Shape. What I found out though, is that Adobe Shape is now part of Adobe Capture CC. Either way, the steps are all the same. Easy, no matter what!

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

You start out by taking a photo of your work. For optimal results, make sure your lighting is even across the page. Scrub through the slider left and right just until your work is completely colored in the lime lime green. Click on the circle button on the bottom of the screen to capture your work.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

 

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

Click on the circle button on the bottom of the screen to capture your work. Click on NEXT or the checkmark to proceed.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

The app will go through your work and clean up all the curves slowly. It’s pretty fun seeing your work come to life little by little.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

All done! You can save the digitized image to your camera roll or gallery. If you’re on Adobe CC, it will also automatically show up in your Photoshop library.

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

I went back in to Photoshop and did a bit of manual cleaning and aligning. Once it was all good to go, I went ahead and made a couple Project Life cards just for fun! Making your own cards is much easier when you know how to digitize your own lettering. How do you like it?

I Try DIY | How to Digitize Your Design Work (Part Deux)

May your own gold foil art with your very own Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator. Share your own projects with us. Tag @mikkomix or @itrydiy on Instagram. Happy Crafting!

January 15, 2016

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2 Comments

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    Elle

    March 24, 2016

    Oh my gosh, I just stumbled on this tutorial, and wow! you’re a real life saver *cries tears of joy*

    Thanks a lot!

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