There is a lot of interest in using your Tablet along with Pressure in our Adobe Illustrator in our Active Learning Curriculum. We are focusing on our Tablet Series with adding Pressure. The Pressure Tools will allow for speed in a workflow since it will combine multiple steps together. For those of you who have a Tablet, I would recommend starting with the Pencil Tool to learn Adobe Illustrator. If you like the idea of adding pressure it will take some time to work through speed, efficiency and quality.

  • Need Tablet to Follow Along
  • Great Hand Drawn Style
  • Best Use of Efficiency
  • Easy to Learn but takes some time to align Quality to Efficiency
  • Follow Along using Tablet
  • Understand Sequence of Events
  • Focus on Control while Getting Faster in the Workflow
  • Test out different Brush Options until your Brush Aligns to your normal inking style.

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).

Unit Block Focus:

  • Use the Blob Brush or Paint Brush Tools to add on Pressure to your Workflow.
  • Focus on your own hand movement using your Tablet to reduce the amount of times you click Undo.
  • Pressure will take more time on your end to understand the Pressure and Brushes Settings to get your desired result.
  • Use the Modules to Learn the Workflow and select the process you like the best for Adding Colors, Values, and Effects.

You can also change any other Tutorial to a Pressure Workflow with the Tablet Friendly Guides if you need more Practice. (I would personally Modify the Advanced Coloring Tutorials to Pressure)

*Follow Along to our Tablet Set Up Guide in our Getting Started Guide to modify your settings for Pressure in Adobe Illustrator.

*If you have a brand new tablet, make sure you have followed the Tablet Install Instructions from the Manufacturer before starting with the Pressure Modules.

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

STEP #1: DOWNLOAD OUR BRUSHES, TEXTURES + RESOURCES. The first step in our Active Learning Curriculum will be to download and extract all of our Adobe Illustrator Resources Folders. Follow Along to our Getting Started Guide to download our Brushes, Textures, and Tutorial Resources. 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 TO START. Unit Blocks are designed to organize our 100 Learning Modules into a Focus or Tool-Based Workflow. Unit Blocks and Tool-Based Workflows are designed to get you Building in Adobe Illustrator Independently by Learning and Applying the Tools. 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 on Teachable. Each Full-Length Learning Module is in our step by step or follow along format. Follow Along on Teachable to our 100 Full-Length Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows.