PEN TOOL WORKFLOW

I am going to walk you through my Ease of Use and Logo Approach for the Pen Tool Workflow in our Active Learning Curriculum. For those of you who are new to the Pen Tool it can be frustrating so we do have an easy way of approaching the tool to keep it simple. As you are going through the Learning Modules, compare and contrast to your own artwork.

The main decision when choosing the Pen Tool Workflow is Control over your Anchor Points:

  • Great for Professional Logos and Designs
  • Best for Controlling or Limiting the Amount Anchors Points
  • Great for High Control using Symmetrical Designs for Logos.
  • Use with Snap to Point or Grid for Geometric Designs
  • Apply Pen Tool in Workflow using 2 Step and Logo Approach
  • Understand how to Apply the Pen Tool to Logos, Photos and Text Designs
  • Combine with Shapes and Curvature Tool


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.

There are quite a few different types of Pen Tool Tutorials, Challenges, and Workflows on Teachable. If you are looking to start with the Pen Tool, I would start at the top of the list. Thumbnails on Teachable are organized from Easiest to more Challenging. Some of our newer Tutorials will be going off of a Photo or using the Pen Tool for Text-Based Designs.

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

We do have Pen Tool Tutorials in the Advanced Coloring, Text, and the Logos so you can approach different subject matter and design elements. If you are ready for the next step, bring in your own photos to start building in Adobe Illustrator using the Pen Tool and the Pro Series Designs. Start with the Skull, Chicken, Buffalo and Seagull to go off of a Photo and proceed to the Pro Series Design.

Unit Block Focus:

  • Focus on Control and Placement your Anchor Points.
  • Modify and adjust your Curves using the Pen Tool, Anchor Point Tool, and Direct Selection Tool.


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.