How to Draw Sketch to Vector Line Art

Sketch to Vector Line Art

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Vector Line Art is one of the famous vector drawing services. It has great demand at the industry level. Almost all businesses require vector line drawing services to create the outline of their products or user manual. Drawing line art provides a clean and clear idea about the specific product shapes. Sometimes the designers who work with vector lines apply colors as per the need.

The professional vector conversion artists create sketches before drawing lines in Vector Conversion software. They often create a sketch by their hand or sometimes take sketch art service from the drawing artists and later on, they convert sketch to vector line art.

However, line drawing service is the first need and choice of sketch drawing artists. Considering the potentiality of the service, you can make you an expert in vector line drawing and be a professional vector line artist for the future marketplace.

Draw sketch to vector line art

However, drawing vector line art is not as hard as it sounds. An amateur even can create line art in Illustrator, but to be a pro-quality vector line artist, you must practice with the vector line drawing tutorial made by experienced vector artists. Follow this step-by-step tutorial that is created by our expert vector illustrators. Let’s explore-

Step 1: Import Sketch Image

First import a sketch file into Adobe Illustrator’s artboard. Press ‘Alt+Shift’ to enlarge the image as you need. 

first step of vector line art

Step 2: Select Layer

Go to ‘Window’ and select ‘Layer’. You can do it by pressing ‘F7’ also.

Step 3: Work with Layer Option

Now, it’s time to work with the ‘Layer’ option. Lock the layer and add a new layer. Work with the layer color. Lock the fill color and choose a stroke color. 

work with layer

Step 4: Create Lines with Pen Tool

In this step, the main task is needed to be done, and the task is- line drawing. Choose ‘Pen Tool’ by pressing ‘P’. Start the path drawing with the tool. You must aware of stroke because you need to increasing or decreasing the stroke’s uniform and paint based on the image. 

use of pen tool

You may face problems finding the line appropriately. The solution is- to go to ‘Window’, select ‘Stroke’, and increase or decrease the point to find the line properly.  

Step 5: Group Every Parts

After completing the path drawing, select all and group every part of the drawing.

group the all section

Step 6: Colorize the Drawing

Now, the option is- colorized the drawing according to the sketch file or the direction of the service taker.

Step 7: Export the Vector Image

Before exporting the vector file, you should do image QC (quality check). To do that press the layer’s eye icon and observe the sketch and vector file carefully.

QC of final output

Step 8: Make a Before-After

Separate the before-after image and save it. Press ‘Ctrl + S’ or go to ‘File’ and choose ‘Save as’ option. Finally, locate the file where you want to save it.

Step 9: Get a Stunning Vector Output

This is the final step. You need to export the output to represent your vector line art. Go to ‘File’ first, then take the mouse cursor to ‘Export’ and click on ‘Export as’. Now choose the file format you need. You can do the full processing by pressing ‘Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S’. 

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Here we have described the full process of drawing sketch to vector line art. You may follow the process for DIY. We think it will make your task easy. And finally, use the distort-free Vector file as your need.

Wait, are you learning this line drawing tutorial for your commercial projects? If so, we are worried that practicing several times, you cannot produce the industry-standard line arts. It may ruin your time and efforts. You may be frustrated.

Instead of time consuming, you can send us your sketch files and allow us to provide you the most quality vector line drawn images overnight. We are a professional vector conversion service provider continuing our design services to assist the business by our stunning vector designs. To know more about our services, contact us.

You can also watch this video tutorial