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GETTING STARTED GUIDE

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to our Getting Started Guide for our Active Learning in Adobe Illustrator. We have close to 150 Step by Step Tutorials, so we want to point you in the right direction.

FREE BEGINNER GUIDE

If you are brand new to the website, I would encourage you to go through our Free Beginner Guide to Adobe Illustrator. It would be a great start if you are looking to follow along to tutorials with resources.

ACTIVE LEARNING

So this is a little awkward. I have been posting New Step by Step Tutorials for the last year. Below are the instructions to follow along to our NEW Tutorials, Challenges + Workflows.

INSTALL BRUSHES

We can do an easy access or a simple install by saving them in your User Defined. The step by step Brush Install video is below.

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

If you are looking to follow along to the Tutorials on the website or on YouTube, I recommend our Brushes + Resources. The Download process will be the same as the brushes video.

MEMBER LOGIN

We have a lot of our (NEW)content that is only available in our Members Area on Teachable. The Tutorial Plus is now available to give a more affordable way of getting into the new Tutorials + Challenges + Workflows.

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.

ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

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.

OPEN LIBRARIES

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.

USER DEFINED

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.

WORKFLOW OVERVIEW + QUIZ

We have a lot of content which can be a little overwhelming on where to start. We are focusing our attention on Tool-Based Workflows so you know which will be the best fit for the type of artwork you are looking to create in Adobe Illustrator.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Below are the links to the individual Breakout Sessions. The Breakout Sessions are designed to assist you on selecting your workflow based on your own artwork. Each Tool-Based Workflow has between 9-15 Hours of content. These Breakout Sessions are designed to focus your time while Active Learning.

DOWNLOAD FOLDER

There is an immediate Direct Download button for you to start the downloading process for your Illustrator Brushes. There is also a link to the download in the email confirmation.

RESOURCE FOLDER

Tutorial Resources + Brushes folder contains resources for this website and YouTube. This is a quick process to get you back to your tutorial and follow along on the website or on YouTube. Below is the link to the Brushes + Resources folder.

BRUSHES + TEXTURES

If you are looking to follow along to the tutorials on the website or on YouTube, our folder contains the resource files for 50+ Tutorials, 200 Brushes and 50 Textures.

DOWNLOAD TEXTURES

There is an immediate Direct Download button for you to start the downloading process for your Illustrator Brushes, Textures and Resources. There is also a link to the download in the email confirmation.

50+ TEXTURES FOLDER

Tutorial Resources + Brushes folder contains 50+ Textures to use with the Tutorials or with your own artwork. Below is the link to the Brushes + Resources folder.

NO LOGIN REQUIRED

All of the instructions will come from the video on the website or on YouTube. This is also a good alternative for those who do not wish to subscribe to our Tutorials + Membership.

RESOURCES

There is a download button in the first section of each Tutorial + Challenge or Workflow. You can just click on the resource to download as needed.

RESOURCE FOLDER

There is already base content for you to go through with our Tutorials + Challenges. Each month we will add on a new Tutorial + Challenge + Workflow to your library.

TUTORIALS PLUS

I have full-length Tutorials + Challenges + Workflows on our Membership site. Tutorials Plus is a nice alternative to our Premium Plus package.

PREMIUM PLUS

We have 100+ Step by Step Tutorials in Premium Plus. Active Learning is our step by step format. This is for those of you who like to “Learn by Doing”. 

TOOL-BASED WORKLOWS

We have close to 100 Hours of content. Each of our Tool-Based Workflows contain between 9-15 Hours of Instruction. This is so you can Learn the Workflow and advance through our Growth Models.

NEW TUTORIALS

So this is a little awkward. I have been posting New Step by Step Tutorials, Challenges and Workflows for the last year on our Teachable site.

PREMIUM MEMBERS

An email invitation will be sent with your Login and Password. The Login will be the same email you used for the sign up process.

TUTORIALS + LOGIN

You will be signing up directly through the Members site on Teachable. You can create a new account or use the same one you created if you went through our Beginner Guide. You

FORGOT PASSWORD

You will see a LOGIN button at the top of the screen on the website. You can click on Forgot Password to set up a new password or if you are getting locked out.

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STRUCTURE

Our Linear Model is easy to understand for beginners to master the basics, but also flexible enough as you get more advanced.

DECISION MAKING

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.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Challenges + Workflows are broken down into shorter videos which allows for more problem solving and explanation during each step.

PEN TOOL WORKFLOWS

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Includes 200+ Brushes specifically designed for Adobe Illustrator and Cartoonists.

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Includes Advanced Coloring Tutorials + Challenges. New Tutorial + Challenge + Workflow added each month to your library.

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Includes 100+ Tutorials + Challenges + Workflows including our new step by steps. Includes Brushes, Textures and all Tutorial Resources.

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