This Illustrator Pen tool trick will change your design life

Hand letterers! Do you find the process of digitising your curvaceous creations a time-consuming affair? Don't you wish there was a quicker way to make a handwriting font (opens in new tab) from your hand-drawn letters? Help is at hand.

In a post on Astute Graphics' blog, designer Will Paterson (opens in new tab) explains an amazing trick that could carve huge chunks of time from your Illustrator workflow. The video is part of Astute Graphics' #10MinSkills series, which aims to teach you a specific Illustrator skill in just 10 minutes (obvs).

Watch the video above to learn the Pen tool technique, and head to the blog post (opens in new tab) to find out more.

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Craig Stewart is a writer, SEO strategist and content marketer, and is a former editor of Creative Bloq. Craig has written about design, typography, tech and football for publications including Creative Bloq, T3, FourFourTwo and DSG, and he has written a book on motoring for Haynes. When he's not writing, you'll usually find Craig under his old car learning about DIY repairs the hard way.