Hi there! Welcome to an exclusive tutorial to learn how to digitize your art and lettering. In this mini lesson, you'll learn how to vectorize watercolor brush lettering. In the next lesson are detailed, step-by-step instructions and a video.
You may be thinking, if I'm going to digitize my watercolor brush lettering, why do I also need to vectorize it? Can't I just scan it in at a super high resolution and be done with it?
You can—but vectorizing will give you a lot more flexibility for the future! Whenever you vectorize an image (instead of keeping it as a raster image), you are able to scale up the size of your image to any size imaginable without losing quality. Pretty cool, if you want to be able to get high-res banners printed, or if you wanted to make larger prints of a smaller piece of artwork you created.
Vectorizing watercolor may also seem a little counter-intuitive, but I promise your computer can handle it—while it may chew up a lot of memory depending on the settings you use, you can have true-to-form vectorized watercolor art that turns out beautifully.
Continue on to learn how to vectorize your colorful brush calligraphy!