TYPE + TEXT BASED DESIGNS

There are two ways of approaching the Text + Type Tutorials with our Active Learning Curriculum. The first is just follow along with the Tutorial so you can practice Building Text and adding on Multiple Effects. The second option is to go through Adobe Fonts or use free websites like dafont.com to find your own font for the tutorial (it doesn’t have to be exact). I do recommend switching out the Fonts and the actual Text while following along. This will allow you to create your own as you are going through the tutorial.

  • Find Fonts you Like
  • Match Fonts to Style or Subject
  • Match Hand Drawn Fonts with Blob Brush Workflow
  • Select your own swatches from Color Themes

Find More Fonts: The easiest fonts will be coming from Adobe Fonts. The process to Install them is very simple. I do recommend using the desktop or web version so you can navigate and actually see the fonts. Login to your Adobe Creative Cloud or into your Adobe account online. The desktop version will just move you to the web.

UNIT BLOCKS + 100 LEARNING MODULES: If you are already Enrolled in our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable, you can sort the 100 Learning Modules by Tool-Based Workflow 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).

GETTING STARTED: If you are new to Teachable or looking to Follow Along with our 100 Learning Modules, start with our  GETTING STARTED GUIDE.

FOLLOW ALONG 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. If you are looking to Follow Along with our Unit Blocks and 100 Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Learning Modules on Teachable, ENROLL IN OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM.

The main focus of our Text Based Tutorials is that you can be inserting your own Words and Fonts into the Tutorials. In this assignment, I want you to download Fonts from Adobe that you would like to use in the Tutorials. You will need to be logged in to your Adobe Account to Access and Install the Fonts. Below I will give you some suggestions for Text to Use:

  • Your Name or Business
  • Words that Align to Your Own Artwork (What do you Intend on Creating in Adobe Illustrator?)
  • Subject Matter for your Own Artwork?
  • Brand or Identity: Insert your own Pun, Catch Phrase or Saying.

Brainstorming Session: I want you to write down all of the Words that you would like to use during the Text Effect Tutorials. These should all be personal to you and your own artwork. As you are Finding Fonts, think of the Theme or Style you are going for before searching for a Font. This activity will align to the Text Tags in Adobe Fonts.

If you are already Enrolled in our Active Learning Curriculum, you can select any Learning Module.

GET STARTED IN OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM

OUR ACTIVE LEARNING CURRICULUM ON TEACHABLE INCLUDES OUR 100 LEARNING MODULES, 200 BRUSHES + 400 TEXTURES.

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

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.

STEP #3: FOLLOW ALONG TO OUR 100 LEARNING MODULES ON TEACHABLE. There are currently 100+ Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Challenges and Tool-Based Workflows in our Active Learning Curriculum. Each Full-Length Module is in our step by step format. You can Follow Along within a Unit Block or an Individual Learning Module. Our Active Learning Curriculum on Teachable includes 100+ Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Modules.