FOLLOW ALONG WITH OUR 100 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR LEARNING MODULES IN OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM ON TEACHABLE*

Welcome to our Getting Started Guide for our Adobe Illustrator Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable. Many of you are coming over from YouTube and have a sense of our Step by Step Teaching and Follow-Along Format. Over the last year, I have been posting our new Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Challenges, and Tool-Based Workflows to our Adobe Illustrator Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable. There are currently 100 Learning Modules on Teachable for you to Learn Adobe Illustrator.

What we are focusing in on during each Full-Length Module is how to Apply the Tools and Options of Adobe Illustrator and Immediately Apply them within a Workflow. One of the easiest ways to Learn Adobe Illustrator is through our Tool-Based Workflow Model. Our Workflow Model is my favorite way to teach Adobe Illustrator since it Builds in the Sequence and Order of Events as you are Practicing and Using the Tools.

What we are going to do in our Getting Started Guide is catch you up on How to Download our Illustrator Resources, Select a Unit Block, and Follow Along to our 100 Full-Length Learning Modules on Teachable*.

WHO IS ACTIVE LEARNING FOR?  If you are a fan of our Tutorials and YouTube Channel, our Full-Length Learning Modules on Teachable are in a similar follow-along format (Active Learning). This curriculum is designed for those of you who like our Step-by-Step Process or like to "Learn by Doing." Follow Along to our 100 Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Challenges, and Tool-Based Workflows in our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable.

WHAT IS OUR WORKFLOW MODEL? We have different formats for our Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows on Teachable. A Tool-Based Workflow is my favorite way to teach Adobe Illustrator since it Builds in the Sequence and Order of Events. Practice using the Tools, Options, and Settings in Adobe Illustrator as you are going through the Learning Modules on Teachable. We have different Unit Blocks (below) to focus on each Tool-Based Workflow or Primary Building Tool.

HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG ON TEACHABLE? We currently have 100+ Full-Length Learning Modules for you to Learn Adobe Illustrator on Teachable*. We have different Curriculum Paths (below) to Follow Along within the Tool-Based Workflow Unit Blocks (pages) or simply click on a Learning Module that looks like the most amount of fun just like you would on YouTube. Our Active Learning Curriculum contains all of our 100 Learning Modules on Teachable.

DOWNLOAD LEARNING MODULE RESOURCES

STEP #1: GET STARTED IN OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM ON TEACHABLE. The first step in our Active Learning Curriculum (after enrolling) will be to download our Adobe Illustrator Brushes, Textures and Resource Folders. Download and Extract each folder before starting on a Learning Module. Our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes our 200 Illustrator Brushes + 400 Textures as a Getting Started Bonus.

START WITH A UNIT BLOCK

STEP #2: SELECT A UNIT BLOCK OR TOOL-BASED WORKFLOW. Our Adobe Illustrator Active Learning Curriculum includes all of our 100 Full-Length Learning Modules on Teachable. I have broken down the 100 Adobe Illustrator Learning Modules into Unit Blocks with a Focus on the Primary Building Tool (Tool-Based Workflow). Our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes our Tool-Based Workflows, Unit Blocks and Pro Series.

FOLLOW ALONG ON TEACHABLE

STEP #3: FOLLOW ALONG TO OUR 100 LEARNING MODULES ON TEACHABLE. There are currently 100+ Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Learning Modules in our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable. Each Module is in our full-length step-by-step format. After you have enrolled, you can follow along with any Learning Module. Our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes all of the 100+ Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Modules.

DOWNLOAD OUR BRUSHES, TEXTURES + RESOURCE FOLDERS: The first step in our Active Learning Curriculum (after enrolling) will be to download all of our Illustrator Resource Folders. Our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes our (updated) 200 Brushes and (new) 400 Textures Bundle as a Getting Started Bonus for following along on Teachable*.

EXTRACT RESOURCE FOLDERS. Our Resource Folders will come to you as a Zipped Folder. Remember to Extract each of the Resource Folders before selecting a Unit Block or Starting a Learning Module. After you have Extracted the Resource Folders, you are Ready to Follow Along with the 100 Learning Modules on Teachable.

FOLLOW ALONG TO OUR 100 LEARNING MODULES ON TEACHABLE. After Enrolling in Active Learning, you can click on your Enrolled In tab to View All of the Learning Modules. I have organized our 100 Learning Modules into Unit Blocks (below) that sort the 100 Learning Modules by Tool-Based Workflow or the Primary Building Tool.

Once you have Downloaded + Extracted the Resource Folders, switch Teachable to a 2nd Device to Follow Along with our Learning Modules. (2-Screen Approach)

DOWNLOAD ILLUSTRATOR RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD 100 LEARNING MODULE RESOURCES. Download the Tutorial Resource Folder. I have included the Resources to Follow Along with the 100+ Tutorials on the Website, YouTube and Teachable. Once you have Downloaded and Extracted the Resource Folder, you are Ready to Follow Along with the Learning Modules on Teachable. Follow Along to the Getting Started Guide to Learn How to Place Anchor Point and Tablet Friendly Guides.

DOWNLOAD ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

DOWNLOAD OUR 200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. You do have access to our all of our Cartoon Brush Sets and Updated Pressure Libraries. I encourage you to Download and Save the (Updated) 200 Brushes Library in your User Defined. Once the Folder has been Extracted, the Brushes are Ready for Illustrator. Follow Along to the Getting Started Guide to Learn How to Save the Updated Brush Library to User Defined.

DOWNLOAD ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURES

DOWNLOAD OUR 400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURES. Most of our 400 Textures are designed as BMP Textures to use with your Transparency Panel, Blending Modes and Opacity Masks. Simply File - Place in Textures to use in Illustrator. You can also use Transparency Masks and Transparency for Subtle Textures or Distressing. Follow Along to the Getting Started Guide to Learn How to Place, Color BMP's and use Opacity Masks.

100 LEARNING MODULES + UNIT BLOCKS: Our Adobe Illustrator Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes all of our 100 Full-Length Learning Modules. Our Unit Block Pages are just a simple way to organize the Learning Modules by their Primary Building Tool.

LEARNING MODULES: You will have access to all of the 100 Learning Modules on Teachable. Some of you will choose a 1x a Day Module Path. Choose any of the Tutorials, Challenges, or Workflows that looks like the most amount of fun. Learning Modules are organized by Primary Building Mode and will progress from Easiest to More Challenging (per Unit Block). If you are already Enrolled in Active Learning, Click on the Pink Headers (below) to Follow Along within a Unit Block or Click on your Enrolled In tab to select a Learning Module.

SEARCH LEARNING MODULES BY UNIT BLOCKS: If you are already Enrolled in our Active Learning Curriculum, you can search the 100 Learning Modules by Tool-Based Workflow, Unit Block or Focus in your Enrolled In tab. Type in the Search Bar (find): Pen, Pencil, Blob Brush, Shapes, or Text. The Learning Modules will automatically be arranged from Easiest to more Challenging (per Unit Block).

UPGRADING: If you are looking to follow along with our 100 Learning Modules on Teachable, ENROLL IN OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM

DRAWING FOCUS: A lot of our newer Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows have a Drawing for Illustrator Lesson to incorporate the Full-Workflow starting from the Drawing Step. Start on the Drawing for Illustrator Lessons after you have completed our Getting Started Guide or have completed some of our step by Step Tutorials and are ready to incorporate more of your own drawings into the Tutorials.

PEN TOOL FOCUS: The nice part of the Pen Tool Workflow is it is it have a high level of control over your Anchor Points but it can be frustrating as a beginner. Go through both methods of applying the Pen Tool and compare and contrast to your own artwork. Start on the Pen Tool Modules if you do not have a Tablet or if you are going to do more Professional Logo Based Vector Artwork.

TABLET-BASED FOCUS: The Pencil Tool is my go to tool for the Tablet and brand new users to Adobe Illustrator. It allows for speed, but also offers more control than Pressure Settings. I would start on the Pencil Tool Workflows if you are new to Adobe Illustrator and have a Tablet. Our Tablet Tutorials are very popular on YouTube so many of you will already have a Tablet to start.

TABLET-BASED PRESSURE FOCUS: We are focusing on our Tablet Series with our Pressure Tools in Adobe Illustrator. Our Pressure Workflow works best for a hand drawn look or cartoon style to a design. Start on the Pressure Workflows if you have a Tablet and are looking to use your Pressure Settings within your Workflow in Adobe Illustrator.

TEXT-BASED DESIGN FOCUS: Most of our attention will be in the Appearance Panel and Layering multiple effects for our Text Based Designs. There are some using Pen Tool Construction while others use Fonts as the Tutorial Resource. Our Text-Based Designs are in an Open Format to Use Your Own Fonts, Colors and Text. Start on the Type and Text Tool after you have completed the Pen or Pencil Tool Workflows.

SHAPE-BASED DESIGN FOCUS: We will be still building out in a Step by Step Format, however our Shape-Based Designs are in an Open Format or Template Building Format to add in your Own Fonts, Text and Colors. Our Shape-Based Tutorials are designed to be at the end of the Workflow Units so you can use your own artwork to insert into the Logos and Shape Based Designs.

PENCIL TOOL WORKFLOW + CHALLENGES: USING PENCIL TOOL + TABLET

PRESSURE WORKFLOW: USING PRESSURE + SHAPE BUILDER + TABLET

PEN TOOL WORKFLOWS + TUTORIALS: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED (COLORING)

TEXT + APPEARANCE EFFECTS TUTORIALS: USE YOUR OWN WORDING (FONTS)

SHAPE DESIGN + TEXT TUTORIALS: PLUG IN YOUR OWN TEXT + FONTS