HALFTONES

RESOURCE GUIDE

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STEP #1: DOWNLOAD + EXTRACT ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES FOLDER. Downloading our textures is a straightforward process. All you have to do is Download and Extract All before using in Adobe Illustrator. Our Halftone Patterns are Adobe Illustrator Documents, so there is not any fancy way of opening up the file. Just double-click directly from the Folder or Open it from Adobe Illustrator.
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STEP #2: COPY - PASTE INTO A WORKING ARTBOARD. The goal of this step is to get the Halftones into your design so they populate into your Swatches. All you have to do is Copy and Paste them over into the Artboard you are currently working on. The Halftones will automatically populate into the Swatches Panel for use.
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STEP #3: APPLY HALFTONES WITH BLOB BRUSH, LIVE PAINT, OR BASIC FILLS. The Halftones will act just like any other Color Swatch. You can simply Select a Shape to apply a basic Fill. If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, I will recommend using the Live Paint Bucket to apply your Flat Color Layer first. The next step will be to duplicate the color layer to apply Halftones.
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STEP #1: DOWNLOAD RESOURCES. Many of you are jumping over from YouTube looking to download our Adobe Illustrator Resources. You can download our Brushes + Halftones + Textures to follow along with the Tutorials or use them with Your Own Vector Artwork. You can just download our 200 Brushes or add on 70 Halftones + 400 Textures to save on our Adobe Illustrator Resource Bundle.
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STEP #2: EXTRACT FOLDERS. The first step will be to download and extract the Resource Folders. The Folders will come as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Once you have Downloaded and Extracted the Folders, they are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator. Follow Along with our Resource Guides on Teachable to practice applying and editing Brushes + Halftones + Textures. (based on enrollment)
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STEP #3: FOLLOW ALONG. If you are following along on YouTube, I recommend starting with our 100 Adobe Illustrator Beginner Tutorials Playlists. *I have included our Resources (as a free bonus) to follow along with the 100 Tutorials Playlist on YouTube and 50 Step by Steps on the Website. This playlist will focus on Building Tools, Applying Brushes, Editing Options, and Basic Coloring Techniques.

COMIC HALFTONES

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Our 70 Adobe Illustrator Halftones will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Once you have downloaded and Extracted the Folder the Halftones are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator. Copy-Paste the Halftone Fills into a Working Artboard. Halftones will automatically populate into the Swatches Panel to be used with the Strokes, Fills, Brushes, Blob Brush, and Live Paint. *If you are new or jumping over from YouTube, you can download our 70 Halftones or add on 200 Brushes + 400 Textures to save on our Adobe Illustrator Resource Bundle.
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Includes Distressed Halftone Textures and Pattern Fills to use in Adobe Illustrator to use for spot textures within your artwork or comics. If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, Halftones and Pattern Fills are extremely easy to use. They are designed for easy application just like any basic color fill but they have Halftones. Halftones are seamless and scaleable. Each Halftone can be recolored or scaled up or down to fit your own artwork or to change the scale of the pattern itself.

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Includes Halftone Value Scales and Pattern Fills which are extremely easy to use even as a Beginner. They are designed for easy application by simply clicking on a Halftones Pattern Fills just like you would on a regular Color Swatch. Apply the Halftones using the Blob Brush and Live Paint on your Designs or Comics. Halftones are very flexible since they are Pattern Fills, you can scale them up to get more Chunky Halftones or shrink them down to get a more Subtle Texture.

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Includes Halftones, BMP Halftones, and Vector Halftones Patterns. If you already have a value layer you can simply duplicate the Layer and Click on a Halftone Fill to apply Textures. The Halftones and Pattern Fills do have a transparent background. Patterns can be recolored in the Patterns Panel to match the desired look of your artwork. The Halftones and Pattern Fills do have a transparent background so that you can layer them with your Flat Color and Cast Shadow Layers.

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COMIC HALFTONES

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APPLYING HALFTONES

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Simply Open from File -Open: Pattern Fills and Halftones are Adobe Illustrator Files. You can simply open them or Double Click from the Folder. The goal is to Open + Copy + Paste the Swatches into the Working Artboard. The Pattern Fills (Swatches) will automatically populate into your Swatches once you Copy - Paste. Resize Patterns using the Scale Tool.

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Using the Blob Brush: We will be using the Pattern Fills with the Blob Brush and your Tablet or Mouse. Double Click on the Blob Brush to Open the Options. Select Keep Selected and Merge with Selection. Both ON or Both OFF will be OK. Paint in Pattern Fills just like a coloring book with the Blob Brush. You can switch Halftones by clicking on a new Pattern Fill.

HALFTONE SWATCHES

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Copy-Paste Halftones: Copy + Paste the Halftones into a Working Artboard. If you like using a Template, Save as a Template after copying it into an Artboard.  The Pattern Fills (Swatches) will be ready to be used the next time you use the Template. You can use a Template or just Copy-Paste as you need them per design or illustration. The Halftones will be in the Swatches Panel to use with Fills, Strokes, Brushes, Blob Brush, or Live Paint.

USING PATTERN FILLS: Pattern Fills are just a normal Adobe Illustrator File, so there is no wrong way to Open the File. Once you have opened the Pattern Fill file, Select the Patterns you would like to bring over to your working document. Simply Copy-Paste the Pattern Fills into your Working Artboard. The Pattern Fills will auto-populate within your Swatches Panel. Simply Click to Use.
USING WITH THE BLOB BRUSH: You can get a similar look with a few different options, but the Blob Brush is really user-friendly. Select the Blob Brush and a Pattern Fill. Adjust the size of the Brush and check the Keep Selected and Merge with Selection in the Blob Brush Options (double click). Just paint in the Halftones with the Blob Brush and the Eraser Tool for cleanup.
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RESIZING HALFTONES: Draw out a rectangle and select a Halftone Pattern Fill from the Swatches Panel. With the Shape Selected, double click on the Scale Tool. Check Transform Patterns Only and adjust the Scale up or down under Uniform %.
COLORING HALFTONES:  Double Click on a Pattern Swatch. Use the Magic Wand to select all of the Halftones in the Pattern Options. Change the Fill Color to a Shade or Tint. Click Save a Copy. You can save multiple colors. Click Cancel to Exit.
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USING HALFTONES WITH BASIC FILLS: Halftones Textures will behave the same way as a normal Color Swatch. So the basic goal is to create a Shape so we can Fill it with a Swatch (Halftone). We will go through a super fun and fast coloring method using a simple Shape and Shape Builder to Fill using our Halftone Pattern Fills.
USING WITH THE KNIFE TOOL: In the video before we used the Blob Brush to apply Halftones Textures. What we will be doing is cutting the Basic Shape we created with the Knife Tool to create Values with our Halftones. Troubleshooting: 1. Select the Shape before Cutting. 2. Make sure you cut all the way through the shape (go long with cuts). 
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ILLUSTRATOR RESOURCES

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200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. ($19 Off) Our (Updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries are specifically designed for Illustrators and Cartoonists to speed up their workflow. I have recently added more brushes and updated the Brush Libraries to allow for Pressure Sensitivity. Follow Along with the Tutorials or Use them with Your Own Artwork. Brush Libraries include our 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes.
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70 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES + PATTERN FILLS. Our Halftones and Patterns Fills are designed for easy application even if you are new to Adobe Illustrator. Halftone Fills behave the same as a Color Swatch so you can apply them quickly using the Blob Brush, Live Paint, or Basic Fills. Simply Paint in Halftones into your own Illustrations and Comics. Halftones include our Comic Strip Halftone Fills, Pattern Fills, and Halftone Value Scales.
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400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BMP TEXTURES. ($19 Off) Our BMP Textures are extremely easy to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. Simply File-Place the Textures over your finished artwork to use with the Transparency Panel for soft overlays. Use BMP Textures along with Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing. BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures.

BRUSHES + TEXTURES

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DOWNLOAD 200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. Our (Updated) 200 Adobe Illustrator Brushes are specifically designed for Illustrators and Cartoonists to speed up their workflow. I have recently added more brushes and updated the Brush Libraries to allow for Pressure Sensitivity. Follow Along with the Tutorials or Use them with Your Own Artwork. Brush Libraries include our 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes.
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DOWNLOAD 400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BMP TEXTURES. Our BMP Textures are extremely easy to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. Simply File-Place the Textures over your finished artwork to use with the Transparency Panel for soft overlays. Use BMP Textures along with Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing. BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures.
Top notch video as usual man. Cheers!Made by Mighty
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