PEN TOOL WORKFLOWS

The nice part of the Pen Tool Workflow is it is it have a high level of control, but there are some little hacks if you know how to use the tools together. As you are going through the Workflows, compare and contrast to your own artwork so you can start to select the coloring and value methods that best match your own design style.

I am going to walk you through my ease of use workflow for those of you who are new to the Pen Tool. The Pen Tool does have a learning curve so go in order of the Units to develop the skills and knowledge before advancing. The main focus is control over your anchor points when placing them. Enroll in Pen Tool Workflow + Advanced Coloring

  • Great for Professional Logos and Designs
  • Best for Controlling Anchors
  • Great for High Control 
  • Not great for Speed or Efficiency
  • Longer Learning Curve than Tablet


ACTIVE LEARNING

Our Active Learning is designed to give you time in the program to advanced through our Learning Phases from Learning the Program to Creating your Own Artwork.

PEN TOOL WORKFLOW

One of the easiest ways to Learn Adobe Illustrator is through the Workflow Model. What we are focusing on during each module is How to Apply the Tools, but I also want to give you a Structure and Sequence to Build your Own Artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

ADVANCED COLORING

Advanced Coloring Library is our Full-Length Tutorials and Challenges to walk a new learner through more complicated steps of layering Color and Values Layers.

STEP BY STEP

All of the Tutorials + Challenges are in our Full-Length Step by Step Format designed for beginners to have a controlled environment to Learn Adobe Illustrator through Active Learning.

TUTORIALS + CHALLENGES

Our Tutorials + Challenges include our Advanced Coloring and Value Steps which is missing at the end of a lot of our videos. Access full-length versions of our Tutorials + Challenges.

(NEW) WORKFLOW FORMAT

We have updated some of our Pen Tool Tutorials to fit into our Linear Workflow Model which is very similar to our Challenge Series.

ADVANCED COLORING

We have been hanging out on our Teachable site for a little over a year for our Members who like Learning Adobe Illustrator in our Step by Step Format. Our Tutorials Plus is our Full-Length Versions Advanced Coloring Library with some of our new Tutorials + Challenges + Workflows. Enroll in Pen Tool Workflow + Advanced Coloring


  • Easy Coloring Methods
  • Building Up Value Layers
  • Cutting Shapes for Values and Cast Shadows.
  • Using Gradients for Highlights
  • Combining 3-5 Color + Value Layers


STEP BY STEP

Pen Tool is usually a design or a control decision. It can be frustrating for beginners and there are faster ways of getting down your paths. The Pen Tool is for those of you who hate Anchor Points and want as few of them as possible.

TUTORIALS + CHALLENGES

I have simplified the process to make it easy and much more manageable for beginners to learn with different phases of learning to get more comfortable and confident with the tool.

ADVANCED COLORING

As we go through the steps together, I recommend going in order to see the Sequence of Events to add Multiple Layers Colors and Values for Highlights and Shadows.

Active Learning Curriculum: I have been posting Full-Length Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows over the last year to Teachable*. So what we are going to do in this Guide is catch you up on how to go through the 100 Full-Length Learning Modules on Teachable*.

Active Learning is a Retention Model to Learn New Topics Quickly by Immediately Applying the Information. What we are focusing in on during each Step by Step Module is how to Apply the Tools and Options of Adobe Illustrator within a Workflow. Many of you are coming over from YouTube and like the Follow Along Process of Learning.

One of the easiest ways to Learn Adobe Illustrator is through our Workflow Model. What we are focusing on during each Learning Module is How to Apply the Tools, but I also want to give you a Structure and Sequence to Build your Own Artwork in Adobe Illustrator. The idea in Premium was to give enough Follow Along Step by Steps for a Beginner to Learn, but leave enough in an Open-Format as you Advance through the Learning Targets to our Pro Series.

ACTIVE LEARNING

Our Active Learning Curriculum is designed to give you time in the program to advanced through our Learning Phases from Learning the Program to Creating your Own Artwork. The goal of our Step by Step Classroom Series, Challenges and Workflows is to give you structured learning environment to practice Adobe Illustrator.

WORKFLOW MODEL

Tool-Based Workflows started from our Original Challenge Series with Full-Length Step by Steps for Beginners. The idea behind the Tool-Based Workflows is that there are Tools and Procedures that work really well together. This helps to cut down the Learning Curve of the Program since you are Learning How to Apply the Tools in the Correct Sequence.

FOLLOW ALONG

The goal of our Tool-Based Workflows is for you to Practice the Tools and Options so you can apply the concepts to your own artwork. Each of the Learning Modules aims to be completed in an hour, so you have plenty of time for the rest of the day to apply the concepts to your own artwork or continue with another Module.