[Web Design] From Paper to PDF: Vectorizing Hand-Drawn Artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator

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From Paper to PDF: Vectorizing Hand-Drawn Artwork with Photoshop and Illustrator
I have a close friend, Mike Manoogian, who is a brilliant lettering and logo design artist. Every so often, we get to collaborate on a book cover or an identity program, and have way too much fun. Despite our similar tastes and sensibilities, we live in separate design worlds: I’m the computer-savvy Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator ninja; in his world, “cut and paste” involves an X-Acto knife and rubber cement, and¬†his MacBook is strictly for email. We make a good team. A little while back, Mike got a call from the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization?a non-profit founded by the late Lawrence Anthony, the famous “Elephant Whisperer.” They needed a logo for a new ecology-centered education program that was already on the launch pad. Could he help? Rush? Of course he could. Could I turn whatever he came up with into a multi-purpose vector file really, really fast? Of course I could. The first rough wasn’t for vector conversion, but was enough to get all concerned excited about the idea: the Vitruvian man in the negative space¬†within a collage of living things. My work started with the first “serious” sketch. Meticulous inking wasn’t an option, given the time constraints…



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Web & Graphic Designer, Blogger, Musician, Evil Clown. I also code websites and promote people for a living. Still kind of a jerk, though. Approach with food. PS: Don't listen to Snopes. I am REAL NEWS, and I don't let my crush on Tulsi Gabbard interfere with my objective reporting. So NYAH!