Welcome back to lesson two, "Vectorizing." In this lesson, we'll be taking your creation from lesson one and vectorizing it. Vectorizing is super important because it means you can size your artwork infinitely. You can make it however big or small you want and you won't see those pixelated squares that you would with non-vector files. 

To start, grab a jpg and png of your doodle from lesson one. Click play and let's explore how to vectorize it! 

Tips & Tricks:

  • With vectorizing, make sure your file is black and white. Even if you want the final version to be in color or have color in certain elements, you need to have it in black and white first and then you can color it after it’s vectorized.

  • My go-to settings that work 99% of the time are Threshold: 225, Paths: 75, Noise: 7, and Corners: 25

  • The cleaner you can get your lines in Procreate, the better. Make sure to spend the time upfront to make it as perfect as possible before you vectorize. You’ll thank yourself later!
  • Clean up your design further with the Astropad app. It allows you to project your computer screen to your iPad and use your Apple Pencil for fine-tuning details. 

Vectorizing really give you unlimited possibilities to what you can do with your artwork. Put in on t-shirts and tumblers, create repeating patterns, make prints and posters—there really is no limit to what you can do with this knowledge.

ASSIGNMENT: Vectorize your work from lesson one.