I am currently working on a logo. I draw it by hand with a brushpen and really liked the rough edges, ink density variation and the grain of the end of the strokes of this lettering, but the shapes were not perfect. I scanned it, vectorized the different shapes by hand, fixed them to my taste and it's perfect right now.
Too perfect I would say. The lines are smooth and the fill is dead.
I want to get the best of both worlds:
- the perfect shapes of the vectorized/retouched version
- the grain, ink imperfections and edges of the handmade version.
I thought about some strategies to get that but it did not work.
print the logo only with outlines (opacity 10%) and draw over the print then rescan it...
create rough edges and fill the shapes with a texture of a scanned brushpen long stroke...
What I really need, is a method to force the wanted texture into the strokes of the fixed lettering paths. Let's say I draw some nice long brushpen strokes on a grainy paper. Then I scan them. How do I tranform them to strokes in my lettering?
Is there a method to recover the style of a imperfect handmade stroke for my vectorized smooth logo? Any method is welcome. Thanks!