How To Digitize Your Sketchnotes - Verbal To Visual - Doug Neill

How To Digitize Your Sketchnotes

When I first began sketchnoting, I was excited to return to pen and paper after having spent too much time looking at a screen.

But as the pages of sketchnotes accumulated, I realized a need for organizing that growing set of ideas, and that’s why I first became interested in how digital tools can complement analog sketchnoting.

In this video I share with you my process for taking hand-sketched visuals and making them fully digital and vectorized, in a way that is editable, reusable, combinatoriable (not sure if that’s a word…), and printable at any scale.

How To Digitize Your Sketchnotes (Full) - Verbal To Visual Video - Doug Neill

There is unexplored potential in the digital combination of visual ideas.

The steps that I describe in this video will help you to preserve your hand-sketched ideas in a digital format that will be useful in the years to come.


Want To Dig Deeper?

If you’re new to the idea of sketchnoting and excited to develop more visual thinking tools, I think you’d enjoy our foundational course An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking.

If you’d like to make sketchnoted videos like the one you saw here, we’ve got a course for that too! Check out How To Make Sketchnote Videos.

And if you’re an educator interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, check out Sketchnoting In The Classroom.