The Pen Tool

Hand Drawn Lettering Simplified From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

Learn how to make your Pen Tool tracing faster and easier with practice tips and techniques to get the job done.

Improve Your Pen Tool Skills

Apply simple workflows and shortcuts to your Pen Tool tracing to create designs faster and easier. There is no need to fear the Pen Tool, with the right techniques you’ll get a handle on it (no pun intended).

Width Tool + Pen Tool = Speedy Results

Trace a monogram letter from a sketch using a combination of the Pen Tool and the Width Tool using a single path. It’s fast and fun!

Hand Drawn Lettering Simplified – From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

In this course I’m going to explain workflows and shortcuts with the help of a hand drawn sketch that you’ll be able to download and follow along with.

You’ll learn the Pen Tool skills that I have gathered over the many years that I’ve been working with Adobe Illustrator. I can assure you that there is no need to fear the Pen Tool, it just takes some knowledge, practice and a good workflow. 

You’ll be able to trace or draw anything you like with the Pen Tool in no time!

This course also has a bonus lesson covering the Width Tool. It’s a tool that has many useful features and works really well with the pen tool.  You’ll see how to easily trace a monogram letter from a sketch using a combination of the pen and the Width Tools using a single path!

Working with thePen Tool
in Adobe Illustrator

Learn and apply keyboard shortcuts when using the Pen Tool and see how much faster your tracings will be.

Practice With Tracing Templates

Use the included tracing templates to follow along and re-use them to get better and faster with the Pen Tool.

Hand Drawn lettering Simplified
From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

Here’s What’s Inside:

The Work Files

Sketches and Templates

Everything you need is provided so you can follow along as we go.

Two sketches as images are provided to you so you can follow along as we go. Just place theme as templates into Illustrator.

You’ll also get a template with anchor point locations so you can practice your new Pen Tool skills and keyboard shortcuts.

Bonus Lesson

Create a Monogram Letter with the Width Tool

Learn how to create a monogram from a single path with the help of the Width Tool.

Stamp mockup on the right with embellishments for demonstration purposed only

Bonus Materials

Shortcut Cheat Sheets

No need to memorize all of the handy Pen Tool shortcuts at once. You’ll have these cheat sheets to refer back to whenever you need them.

Self Paced Learning

Enrollment includes instant access to pre-recorded videos with bonus materials

Take the course at your own pace whenever and wherever it works for you. There’s no pressure to hit a deadline or to finish it within a set amount of time.

Plus you’ll get lifetime access, so you can refer back to it and watch it as many times as you’d like!

YOUR INTRUCTOR

Hi, I’m Simona

Over the years I have written tutorials, created instructional video courses and done classroom teaching. This has enabled me to develop an approachable and intuitive style of teaching that helps people learn graphic design software in a fun and easy way, without complicated steps.

The Pen Tool:
Hand Drawn Lettering Simplified
From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

Learn to make your Pen Tool tracing faster and easier
with practical tips and techniques to get the job done quickly.

$9.00

30

Minutes

1

Module

5

Lessons

  • Instant Access to Step-by-Step Videos
  • Bonus Material Included
  • Lifetime Access

  • Easy to Follow
  • Unlimited Updates
  • Fun and Inspirational

FAQ

Forever! As long as MONAWERKS exists this course will be availble to watch. Take it at your own pace, retake it and watch it whenever, wherever and as often as you like.

The course is entirely pre-recorded. No need to wait on availability or enrollment date. You can watch it whenever it fits your schedule.

Yes, of course!

You’ll need at least a trial of Adobe Illustrator since this course is based on it.

Yes, this course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced Illustrator users.

The Pen Tool:
Hand Drawn Lettering Simplified From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

$9.00

Hand Drawn lettering Simplified – From Sketch to Vector in Illustrator

Apply simple workflows and shortcuts to your Pen Tool tracing and create easier and faster. There is no need to fear the Pen Tool, you’ll get a handle on it.

  • Instant Access to Step-by-Step Videos
  • Bonus Material Included
  • Lifetime Access
  • Easy to Follow
  • Fun and Inspirational

You can make it happen!