Freehand line drawing and tracing in Illustrator | DynamicSketch

Freehand line drawing and tracing in Illustrator | DynamicSketch


To vectorise this artwork freehand rather
than by point by point, not only am I going to have to use multiple tools but I’m going
to have to work hard in order to get good curves. With the DynamicSketch tool its one
tool to draw and edit. And with the new string feature you are going to get incredible curves.
I’m going to quickly show whats possible with the default straight out of the box settings. Being a drawing tool you will find DynamicSketch
under the Pencil Tool stack. Once selected its automatically going to open the panel.
As we are doing a line drawing with no variable width-strokes – I’m going to set this input
to none and start sketching. you may be taken aback by this string feature
but once accustomed, you’ll find you’ll get the best curves. For this drawing I’m
actually going to lower the string length slightly. Live paths are indicated by the brighter ’s’
annotations this means we can make adjustments. accuracy and smoothness or editing. Editing
much like the Pencil Tool though you don’t have to have the path selected. If you don’t want to edit an underlying
path. Use the ‘e’ key whilst dragging. Also the shift key or wacom eraser is going
to trim off those extraneous paths, automatically joining them. All you need to know in order to make beautiful
vector sketches. For those of you who need more information delve into the full playlist.

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