Adobe Draw: DIY Valentine’s Day Card
Do all those iPad Pro lettering videos have you steaming with jealousy?! Adobe draw is a free alternative that allows you to create beautiful designs. You can download Adobe Draw for mobile devices and tablets. If you have access to one I would definitely use with a larger the screen for easier designing.
Adobe Draw: DIY Valentine’s Day Card
This is a Valentine’s Day card that’s available in my shop, I created the lettering with Adobe draw. The teacup drawing is something I drew by hand and digitized but I’ll show you how to import a picture, outline it and add detail. Step one, download Adobe Draw from your app store.
This is a valentine’s day card that’s available in my shop, I created the lettering with Adobe draw. The teacup drawing is something I drew by hand and digitized but I’ll show you how to import a picture, outline it and add detail. Step one, download Adobe Draw from your app store.
Once you open the application you can start a new project, it will look like this. On the left-hand side you will see the different types of pens, and on the right, you will see the layers. Below are what each of the pens looks like and the type of mark they make. These pens have a great assortment of strokes. The bottom pen is an eraser.
Another cool feature is the ability to use shapes. If you click the icon with the joint triangle and circle a menu like the one below will pop up. Click on a shape you want and an outline of it will appear. If you drag the arrows at the bottom to the right or left it will widen or narrow the shape. If you drag the sides away you can increase or decrease the size of the shape. To fill the shape, choose a color and touch and hold the shape. To outline the shape, choose your color and trace around the shape.
You are able to change the colors via themes pre-loaded as well as a color wheel. Select the brush you want to use and click on the bottom circle. From here you can choose from themes, a color wheel and also save your favorites. The middle circle changes the opacity of the color by dragging it up and down. The top circle changes the size of the brush and can also be changed by dragging your finger up and down on the circle.
Above the color wheel there is an orange tab that says wheel but if you click on it, you can also choose to pick your color via RGB and look at the history of colors you’ve chosen. To the right of the orange tab is a little graphic that allows you to change the color rule from single (what is shown above) to analogous, monochromatic, triad etc.
On the right-hand side, there is a (+) that will give you the option for a new layer, that is either a draw or image layer. To import a photo, click on the “draw” layer and choose the source of where the photo is saved. Once you have it positioned the way you want it, add a draw layer to start your outline. If you click and hold you can drag the layers around to make one on top of the other. If you double click you can make a layer invisible. As you can see I did a very basic outline of the tea cup. Once you’re done you can either make the image layer invisible or delete it.
If you want to make your outline cleaner, you can use the shapes tool. I used the circle tool for both the top of the cup and the saucer. I used the arrows on the circle shape to stretch or squeeze the circle. Finally, you want to add the lettering! It.s fun to use different pens and styles for the text. I added a little detail to the cup to show it had tea in it.
I hope you enjoyed this Adobe Draw: DIY Valentine’s Day Card tutorial.
If you need some lettering inspiration, check out Dawn’s incredible resources here!