GETTING STARTED GUIDE
The main goal of this page is to get you get you up and running with your Tutorials + Challenges + Workflows. This page will go through some easy tasks of Downloading the Folder, Installing your Brushes and getting your Login + Password.
NEW TO WEBSITE
If you are a first time visitor to our Website, I would invite you to go through our Free Beginner Guide.
We can do a simple install for Quick Access by saving them in your User Defined. The step by step Brush video is below.
LOGIN + GO
A lot of our full-length content is in on our Members site. We will go through how to access to the full library of content.
Website + Member Site
There are two locations to watch the full-length tutorials, challenges and workflows. A lot of the older content is on our step by step page of this website. This will be for beginners and is also shape and pen tool specific. The longer format Challenges, Workflows and Tablet Tutorials are hosted on our Premium Plus site. You will see a LOGIN button directly above this section. The Premium Plus is designed around our Linear Workflow and is the step by step follow. The Premium Plus page goes through all of the new content.
Installing 200+ Brushes
You can install them all in less than 5 minutes if we add them in your Brush Libraries as a User Defined. There are 17 Brush Libraries with 200+ Brushes in are Illustrator Brushes. The goal is to install them and save them as a User Default. The User Default process will save time hunting for the files in the folder. Below the video, I also show the Brush Library Pop Up Method is for Quick Use. Our “Other Library” method does not require any install of our Brushes.
We have our new 100+ Brushes with an extra 100+ Brushes as a Bonus. In the next 5 minutes, you can install all of your brushes. Open Illustrator or the Folder (Open All) All of the Brush Libraries will Appear. Follow along to the saving instructions.
We are going to cover the easiest way of Installing your Brush Libraries. Open Adobe Illustrator. File – Open. Locate the Brushes Folder. Pick all of the Brush Libraries. Click on your Brushes Panel. Save Brush Library.
Once the Brush Panel is Open. You will see all of your Brushes. Click on the upper right hand corner for the Brush Menu. Scroll Down to Save Brush Library. Click Save in the Default Area for Adobe. Your Brushes will now appear in User Defaults.
QUICK USE METHOD
Open your Brush Panel from the document you are currently working on. Scroll down to the Bottom Left Corner – Click Brush Library. Click on OTHER LIBRARY.
OPEN 1x LIBRARY
Select the Brush Library you wish to use on the artwork. Notice the folder has already been extracted. Click on Open.
BRUSH POP UP
The Brush Pop Up Method is shown in every step by step tutorial that uses our Cartoon Brushes. You can use the Brush Pop Up Method without installing any of our brushes.
TEXTURES + PATTERN FILLS
We have quite a few texture packs that are in our resources folder. We have covered how to use some of them, but there are a lot of pattern and texture fills that are fun and easy to use in the Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows.
Have Adobe Illustrator open. You will be at the Textures step of the workflow or tutorial, so have the other document you are working on open as well. Open the Texture Document.
COPY + PASTE
Just drag 1 or 2 of the Pattern or Texture Fills over to your working document. The Pattern Fills will automatically populate into your Swatches. That was it. They can now be used like any other color swatch, just point and click.
If you really want to get fancy. Paste the Textures over to a completed vector. Have your completed vector grouped together so you have a group and the texture. The texture layer should be on top of your vector. Open – Transparency Panel and click Make Mask. Click on Invert.
There is an immediate Direct Download button for you to start the downloading process for your Brushes + Resources. There is also a link to the download in the email confirmation.
Each of the Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows have the resources in the first section of the curriculum to download individually as new content is added.
Pick the Tutorial, Challenge or Workflow you want to do for the day and download the needed resources. You will only need to download 1 resource image.
If you are a member, please login to your account with the link above to start working on Tutorials + Challenges or Premium Workflows. The full-length Tutorials + Challenges are on the member site. Most public YouTube content has been modified.
LOGIN + PASSWORD
There is an email invitation to the Members site. This will usually come after you get the Direct Download and Confirmation. The email will allow you to set up your account and your username and password. It likes to hide in Spam or Promotions, it will come from me (Jason) or Toon Co.
The login button above will have a link to Forgot Password. The account is under the same email address you used when signing up for Premium Plus. Just follow the directions to reset your username or password.
Our Linear Model is easy to understand for beginners to master the basics, but also flexible enough as you get more advanced.
Once we break down each step into a logical sequence, a lot of the decision making is already done for us which makes it very easy to understand and implement.
Challenges + Workflows are broken down into shorter videos which allows for more problem solving and explanation during each step.
200+ Adobe Illustrator Brushes specifically designed for cartoonist and illustrators. Includes 17 Brush Libraries (we only show 4 on YouTube)
TUTORIALS + CHALLENGES
Includes our Tutorial + Challenges Resource Folder, 200 Brushes and Texture Pack.
Premium is all of our NEW step by step Active Learning Tutorials that follow along to our Linear Workflow Model. This is for those of you who like to "Learn by Doing."
Top notch video as usual man. Cheers!Made by Mighty
I really love your channel, thanx for your tutorial really helpful 🙂 Sara Abdalla • 1 year ago
First time dive into Illustrator. This was great, learned a ton! ThanksPhilippe Lachenal
Such a cool drawing ! My favorite in this series !!!! Espermaschine • 1 year ago
I appreciate your videos. I have been an illustrator user for years and have my own ways of doing things. It’s great to see other ways of using tools and learning tricks I didn’t know were available! It’s also good to see you doing the same thing as me in other instances, confirming I’m on the right track!Andy Zenz
Awesome tutorial! I don’t think I’ve picked up something so easily from someone who knows what they are doing. I managed to draw my first vector art and it was a joy! Great work keep it up!blitz145
Great job Jason, you make it look so easy. And it actually was. Thumbs up!Little Richard • 5 months ago
That was a fun tutorial. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for such a detailed, easy to follow tutorial! Daniel Huckabay • 1 year ago
Love your video thanks so much. you blow Lynda.com out of the water!!!!Steve Yensel
Brilliant video. So much great info packed in here. I’m just getting started drawing cartoons with my Wacom tablet, and this was a huge help. Thumbs up and thanks!Dorian Staten
Wow Thanks Jason…was really struggling with making images with basic shapes. Your tutorial is helping me out!!Kishor Rajani
thanks a lot you are really one of my favorites, I like the steps you give us, and I’m so thankful for that effort you do for helping us :)Wessam Lotfi
Keep up the good work Jason. I’ve been doing Lynda.com tutorials for a few months now and I got more out of your videos than what I’ve received at Lynda. Keep it up and Thank You!!bobby jacobs • 1 year ago
These tutorials are amazing. Just started using illustrator and really glad I found your channel. The only videos that explain everything step by stepAida Stan
You are definitely one of the best teachers I’ve found dealing with start to finish creative process. Great work!!!Jasen Fisher
Thank you loads! Compared to other tutorials, yours are just really well-explained and easy-to-follow. Can totally see that you’ve got a passion for what you’re doing and that’s just wonderful! 🙂 Keep it up, you’re doing an amazing job. Yulia Kachurova
Thank you so much man, I loved the way you explain this, I spent days looking for a good tutorial vid, thanks a lot, gonna keep watching your videos!!!Karel Marccenaro