ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

BRUSHES + RESOURCES

Download our BRUSHES + RESOURCES to Follow Along with our Tutorials or use them with Your Own Vector Artwork.

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STEP #1: DOWNLOAD RESOURCES. Many of you are jumping over from YouTube looking to download our Adobe Illustrator Resource Folders. You can download the Resource Folders to follow along with the Tutorials or use them with Your Own Vector Artwork. You can download our (Updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries or add on Halftones & Textures for our 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 and Challenges on Teachable to apply and edit Brushes + Halftones + Textures. (based on enrollment)
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STEP #3: FOLLOW ALONG. If you are looking to follow along on YouTube, I recommend starting with our 100 Adobe Illustrator Beginner Tutorials Playlists. This list will focus on the Building Tools, Editing Options, and Basic Coloring Techniques in Adobe Illustrator. I have included our Tutorial Resources (as a free bonus) to Follow Along with the 100 Beginner Tutorials Playlist on YouTube.
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DOWNLOAD RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD 200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES.  + ADD ON OUR 50 HALFTONES AND 360 BMP TEXTURES.

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Anchor Point + Tablet Friendly Guides: Tablet Friendly Guides are simply the completed path without Anchor Points or Handles. You can use this with the Pencil Tool, Blob Brush, Paintbrush, or Pen Tools in Adobe Illustrator. Our Anchor Point Guides will have the anchors and handles to use with Pen, Shapes, and Curvature Tool Tutorials.
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Placing Resource Images: Under File dropdown to Place. Find the Downloaded and Extracted Tutorial Resource Folder on your computer. The Tutorial Resource Folder is organized by the Tutorial, Challenge, or Workflow by the name. You can select the Anchor Point or Tablet Friendly Guide to Place into the Artboard.
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Creating a Basic Template Layer: Have your Resource Layer Selected. (It will usually be your only layer) In your Layers Panel, select the Menu in the Upper-Right Hand Corner. Drop down to Template. This will create a 50% Opacity and Lockout the Layer. Create a New Layer above to start working in Adobe Illustrator.
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DOWNLOAD OUR 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 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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DOWNLOAD ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BMP TEXTURES. Our 360 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 142 Cracks and Distressing Textures and 150 Paper Textures.

200 ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

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Our Brush Libraries will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Download and Extract the Brushes Folder before using in Adobe Illustrator. Use our Quick Use Method (no install) or Save your Brush Libraries to User Defined. Saving Brush Libraries to User Defined only takes 1-5 Minutes.

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200 Adobe Illustrator Brushes specifically designed for Cartoonists and Illustrators who are looking to speed up their workflows. Use Illustrator Brushes with the Pen, Pencil or Paint Brush Tools to Apply different Line Variation to your Vector Artwork. Updated Brush Libraries are Pressure Sensitive to use with your Tablet.
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Includes Hand Painted + Comic Strip Sets to get a lived in feel back into your Vector Art. Use these Brushes with your Comic Strips or Fine Line Work. Hand Painted + Fine Line Marker are actually painted based on some of my favorite artists and cartoonists. These are designed to look ready for the Sunday Paper.
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Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink to Mimic Paper Bleed and Caffeine. Includes our Cartoon Brushes 1 + 2. Designed to be be a little less stiff with your vector art. Use these Brush Libraries to get more of a distressed look or ink bleed back in your own Illustrations and Vector Artwork.
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Free Bonus: Follow Along to 50 Step by Step Adobe Illustrator Tutorials and Challenges on the Website and YouTube to Learn the Basics of Building, Applying Brushes, Editing and Coloring  in Adobe Illustrator.
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(Updated) Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Brushes specifically designed for Cartoonists and Illustrators who are looking to speed up their workflows. Use Cartoon Illustrator Brushes with the Pen, Pencil or Paint Brush Tools to Apply different Line Variation to your Vector Artwork. Includes 70+ Cartoon Brushes (libraries include the Updated Cartoon, Cartoon 2, and Original Cartoon Brush Libraries).

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Hand Painted + Comic Strip Sets to get a lived in feel back into your Vector Art. Comic Strips and Hand Painted are painted based on some of my favorite artists and cartoonists. These brushes are designed to look ready for the Sunday Paper. Includes 100+ Brushes (libraries include the Updated Comic Strip, Hand-Painted, Paintbrush, and Fine Liner Brush Libraries).
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Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink to Mimic Paper Bleed and Caffeine. Designed to be a little less stiff with your vector art. Use these Brush Libraries to get more of a distressed look or ink bleed back in your own Vector Artwork with heavy ink and a little more wobble. Includes 50+ Brushes (libraries include the updated Caffeinated Cartoonist, Rough Ink, and Jittery Hand Brush Libraries).

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Free Bonus: I have included the  Anchor Point and Tablet Friendly Guides (as a Free Bonus) to Follow Along with the 50 Step by Steps on the Website or the 100 Beginner Tutorials Playlist on YouTube to Learn the Basics of Building, Applying Brushes, Editing, and Coloring in Adobe Illustrator. Follow Along with the Tutorials or use the Brushes with Your Own Artwork.

(UPDATED) 200 BRUSHES

DOWNLOAD OUR 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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SAVING BRUSH LIBRARIES

DOWNLOAD OUR 200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. Our 200 Adobe Illustrator Brushes will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Download and Extract the Brushes Folder before using in Adobe Illustrator. Use our Quick Use Method (no install) or Save your Brush Libraries to User Defined. Saving Brush Libraries to User Defined only takes 1-5 Minutes.
Our goal is to have your 200 Illustrator Brushes Downloaded and Saved in the next 5 Minutes. All of our Brush Libraries are included within the Folder. Click on the Zipped Folder to Download and Extract the Brushes Folder. Make sure the Brushes Folder has been Extracted before moving on to our Quick Use Method (no install) or Saving your Brush Libraries to User Defined.
Quick Use (No Install): Open Brush Library through "Other Library" in your Brushes Panel. Under Window - Select Brushes. In the Brushes Menu, drop-down to Open Brush Library. Hover over it and select "Other Library." A Normal Open Dialogue Box will appear to select any Brush Library to use in Illustrator. Almost all of our step-by-step tutorials on YouTube use this method.
Saving Brush Libraries to User Defined (<5 Minutes): Open All of the Brushes Libraries in Adobe Illustrator. (File - Open). Have your Brushes Panel Open. Under Window - Brushes. Click on Each Illustrator Document and Open the Brushes Menu in the Brushes Panel. Scroll down to Click on Save Brush Library. Default Location = User Defined. Repeat for each (updated) Brush Library.
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Quick Use (No Install): Open Brush Library through "Other Library" in your Brushes Panel. Under Window - Select Brushes. In the Brushes Menu, drop-down to Open Brush Library. Hover over it and select "Other Library." A Normal Open Dialogue Box will appear to select any Brush Library to use in Illustrator. Almost all of our step-by-step tutorials on YouTube use this method.
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Saving Brush Libraries to User Defined (<5 Minutes): Open All of the Brushes Libraries in Adobe Illustrator. (File - Open). Have your Brushes Panel Open. Under Window - Brushes. Click on Each Illustrator Document and Open the Brushes Menu in the Brushes Panel. Scroll down to Click on Save Brush Library. Default Location = User Defined. Repeat for each (updated) Brush Library.

HALFTONES + TEXTURES

+ ADD ON OUR 50 HALFTONES + 360 BMP TEXTURES (SAVE $25 ON OUR RESOURCE BUNDLE)

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Download our Adobe Illustrator Brushes to use with Your Own Artwork. Many of you are coming from YouTube looking to download our (updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries. Follow Along to our Beginner Tutorials Playlist or use them with Your Own Artwork. *Follow Along with our Brushes Resource Guide to apply Brushes, Edit, and practice Basic Coloring Techniques
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+ Add on our 50 Adobe Illustrator Halftones Textures and Pattern Fills to use with Your Own Artwork. Our Halftone Textures include our Halftone Pattern Fills for Adobe Illustrator. Pattern Fills are as easy as clicking on a Swatch to apply using fills or strokes. *Follow Along with our Halftone Resource Guide to Apply Halftones using the Blob Brush, Live Paint, and Fills. 
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+ Add on our 360 Adobe Illustrator BMP Textures to use with Your Own Artwork. Many of you already have our Illustrator Brushes + Resources. Our BMP Textures Bundle includes our 360 BMP Textures for Adobe Illustrator. *Follow Along with our Texture Resource Guide to Apply Textures using Clipping Masks and the Transparency Panel.
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Download our Adobe Illustrator Brushes to use with Your Own Artwork. Many of you are coming from YouTube looking to download our (updated) Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries. Follow Along to our Beginner Tutorials Playlist or use them with Your Own Artwork. *Follow Along with our Brushes Resource Guide to apply Brushes, Edit, and practice Basic Coloring Techniques
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+ Add on our 50 Adobe Illustrator Halftones to use with Your Own Artwork. Our Download Adobe Illustrator Halftone Patterns to use for spot textures within your artwork or comics. You can use them by simply copying and pasting them into your working artboard. The Pattern Fills will auto-populate within your Swatches Panel. Simply Click to apply with the Live Paint Bucket, Blob Brush, or Fills. Halftones are seamless and scaleable. Each Halftone can be scaled up or down to fit your own artwork or to change the scale of the pattern itself.
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+ Add on our 360 Adobe Illustrator Textures to use with Your Own Artwork. Our Adobe Illustrator Paper and T-Shirt Distressing Texture Bundle is for you to use with your own vector artwork. 360 BMP Files to use with Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator to create T-Shirt Distressing. Use Adobe Illustrator Textures along with your Layer Blending Modes for more subtle Paper and Paint Textures in your Instagram Posts. Includes our Paper, Textile, Cracks, Stone, Paint Splatter, and Textile Textures to Apply to your Own Artwork and T-Shirt Designs.

50 COMIC HALFTONES

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Our Halftones will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Download and Extract the Halftones Folder before using in Adobe Illustrator. There is no saving or installation necessary. Simply Select and Copy-Paste the Halftone Patterns into a working artboard to use.
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If you are new to Adobe Illustrator, Halftones and Pattern Fills are extremely easy to use. They are designed for easy application by simply clicking on a Halftones Pattern Fills just like you would on a normal Color Swatch. Follow along with our Halftones Resource Guide to apply the Halftones using the Blob Brush to paint Quick Values on your Designs or Comics.

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Halftones are very flexible since they are Pattern Fills You can scale them up and down to get more Chunky Halftones or shrink them down to get a more subtle value. The Halftones and Pattern Fills do have a transparent background, follow along with our Halftones Resource Guide to apply with your Flat Color and Cast Shadow Layers.

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If you are looking to color your Halftones to match your Brush Color, simply double click on the Pattern Swatch to open the Pattern Options. Select a Halftone with the Magic Wand Tool to Select a Swatch. Follow along with our Halftones Resource Guide to apply Halftones combined with Value Layers.

360 BMP TEXTURES

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Our BMP Textures will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Download and Extract the Textures Folder before using in Adobe Illustrator. There is no saving or installation necessary. Simply File - Place the Textures into a working artboard to use.
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Download our 360 BMP Textures for Adobe Illustrator. Most of the Files are designed as Global Patterns to use with your Color Swatches or Layers Masks. Use BMP Textures along with your Finished Artwork. If you are new to using BMP Files in Adobe Illustrator, they are extremely easy to use. Follow Along to the Textures Resource Guide to change BMP Textures using Color Swatches.

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Use BMP Textures to Apply for print using your Document Swatches to recolor the Textures. Combine Adobe Illustrator Textures along with your Color Swatches, Layer Blending Modes, and Transparency Slider for more subtle Paper and Paint Textures with your Own Artwork as you export to Instagram and your Portfolio. Follow Along to the Textures Resource Guide to change BMP Textures using Blending Modes and Transparency.

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Includes 142 Cracks and 150 Paper Textures to Apply to your Own Artwork and Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Grunge and Distressing Effects to your Artwork and Designs by Applying simple Transparency Masks for Adobe Illustrator. Great for T-Shirts & Products using your Own Original Artwork. Follow Along to the Textures Resource Guide to use BMP Textures and Opacity Masks.

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
Top notch video as usual man. Cheers!Made by Mighty
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
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