Bend the Lace

The CAD and Lace Design

When using lace for a CAD design concept it is always best to use the actual lace. Hand-sketched laces always look like hand-sketched laces. So the art of figuring out how to capture the exact lace starts in Photoshop then moves to Illustrator where it is live traced which makes it perfect for a brush. The trick is to grab just the right amount of the scan so the lace is not to thick when it is traced in Illustrator. Looking for the bend in all the right places. CHIARIstyle.