Digitizing with Illustrator: Step 1 - iPhone Capture
now? Yeah, we're gonna go right into digitizing your handmade work with illustrator really going to talking about vector files and why you would use illustrator. And actually, we've just talked a little bit about type typography putting type on your work. And, um, I like to work in illustrator when I'm working with type. So, um, it's harder for me to do it in photo shop. That's just me. Um, So, um and that's something that you couldn't actually, if you want to get your typeset perfectly in a certain way and you want to do it an illustrator, then, um and you want to bring it copy paste into your final Photoshopped file that we just did earlier. You could do that. Okay, um, but today we're gonna talk about step one capturing type with your IPhone and do this at all. Something that heads nodding. Yes. Cool. Yeah. Okay. And, you know, we understand that. I mean, we're showing you some very simple ways, and we know that there are advanced ways to everything, and we know there's an app for p...
retty near everything I think. I think we haven't. We just bought an app that's going to actually birth Laura's baby for us. 99 cents. That's a miracle. Sends a miracle up. Um, Okay, so, um, we're doing that. Yeah. We're going to take some handmade tape type. You may recognize this from an earlier class of James on creative lives. Um culled. What was your poster class called? Bold. Fearless. Posted design with James Territory. So we worked on some experimental type typography with all different tools. And this was one, um, marina, uh, work, Which is beautiful. Nellie Patch made in tape type. Okay, So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take a picture, take a photo of this with our IPhone so we can get into the computer. Yeah, darling, I think we should just concentrate on this area here to Yeah, this has got a lot of character. I don't think it's important to get the whole thing I'm not gonna do a whole lot of So this is the other thing. So this has actually a lot of beautiful detail in it. And for what? I'm gonna dio with it. I'm not going to take a whole lot of this detail, this beautiful folding if you want to do to capture that. I would probably suggest scanning it so you can get really, really a lot of learning it. Or possibly. What we might do is also we might We might tack it up on the wall and put it on the table. And we might get our 60 big, really, really photograph and then mess with the light because or even if it's on the scan bed and I wanted high rez, what we do is we might mess with the angles, put it down in different angles to see, because the light literally the light is coming from this angle and you might want different highlights. Different shadows. Yeah, I think about Yep. Yes, sir. Scanner like you did. Like a piece by piece and scanner. You can put you a piece by piece and piece of Put it together. You did like that in years. Started cropping and together again. It's a little clumsy, but you can do it. That's what we would usually dio does what you do sometimes. Yeah. Actually, you do. You just make it work, right? What? You can just piece it together. We do it. Um So if I could get that just a little bored here so I can have a white. A clean white background. Thank you so much. Um, just so I have a stark background on here. We're going to see how this works and wait. I found stuff. Yeah. Easy and pushing around the edges, but I'll get out of your light. Thank you. Yeah, you kind of just want to make sure that you don't have Ah, a lot of huge shadows going on, but at the same time, this is pretty, like, down and dirty. We don't need, um, a super well lit thing. You just want to make sure that there's white all around the edges that you got it pretty straight on and take a photo. You know, you're doing it over there, and I'm watching here, and I'm getting carsick. Are you? So you were just gonna open that up and I'm just gonna send it to myself on email? That's super simple. Hey, there's me, Okay? Nearly pot title to make sure that you know, we know where it is. Now, this is what's gonna happen is a little question is gonna come up, is going to say what do you want? Small, medium, large, actual size. Now, this will depend on what you're using it for. Um, since we're creating this, um, we're gonna use this and create it into a vector file. It doesn't matter so much that it's a huge file. Okay, So that so I'm just going to do, like, medium size just to be safe, because small might be a little small, so I'm just gonna do medium. It'll send it off. No, that's the sound, right? I was just being accurate. Okay, so we're done with that, and I'll come back over to my computer, check my email, and I've got a lot of mail here. James. No. Um, and there, James just sent me an image. So I am going to just control click on this image and save it. Save attachment to my desktop or whatever folder that you want it in, and, well, correctly label it, save it on there. We will go out of that. And here it is. It's on my If we can show the computer on here, then I can show you where it is. It's just on my deck desktop here. Okay. And then I'm just gonna open it up. Actually, you know, let's do I could probably do that. But we're just gonna open up, Illustrator. Okay, here we are, an illustrator. We're going to go to file new And what does it say? The sizes tabloid. That looks fine. It's landscape, so it's wide. That looks good. Let's do OK. Do we have a new blank sheet of paper?