ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

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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. Download our Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries, Comic Halftones, or BMP Textures. (Holiday Sale)

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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 Tutorials to practice applying and editing Brushes + Halftones + Textures.

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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. This playlist will focus on Building Tools, Applying Brushes, Editing Options, and Basic Coloring Techniques. *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. 

ILLUSTRATOR RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD OUR 70 HALFTONES + 400 TEXTURES.  ADD ON 200 BRUSHES TO SAVE ON OUR ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR RESOURCE BUNDLE.
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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. 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.
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200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES. 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.

200 ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES

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200 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BRUSHES . Our 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 to use with your Tablet (tablet not required). Adobe Illustrator Brush Libraries include our 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes

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EXTRACT FOLDERS + SAVE BRUSHES. The first step is to download the Brushes Folders. They will come to you as a Zipped Folder. Once you have Downloaded and Extracted the Brushes Folders, the Brush Libraries are Ready to Use in Adobe Illustrator. You can open them directly through your Brushes Panel or Save them to your "User Defined." Save Brush Libraries to User Defined for Fast Access or simply Open Brush Library.

DOWNLOAD 50 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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Includes 70 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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Includes 100 Hand Painted + Comic Strip Brushes 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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Includes 50 Jittery Hand, Caffeinated Cartoonist + Rough Ink Brushes 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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BRUSHES + RESOURCES

DOWNLOAD 200 BRUSHES

70 COMIC HALFTONES

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70 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES.  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. Paint in Halftones into your own Illustrations and Comics. Adobe Illustrator Halftones include our 70 Comic Strip Halftone Fills, Pattern Fills, and Halftone Value Scales.

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COPY - PASTE COMIC HALFTONES INTO ARTBOARD. All you have to do is Copy and Paste them over into the Artboard you are currently working on. The goal of this step is to get the Halftones into your design so they populate into your Swatches. The Halftones will automatically populate into the Color Swatches Panel to use with Fills, Strokes, Live Paint, and Blob Brush.

DOWNLOAD 50 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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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 and Pattern Fills to use with your value layers. 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.

70 ILLUSTRATOR HALFTONES

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Our 70 Halftones Folder 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. Simply 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.

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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.

400 BMP TEXTURES

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400 ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR  TEXTURES. Our BMP Textures are straightforward to use even if you are a beginner to Adobe Illustrator. 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. Adobe Illustrator BMP Textures include our 145 Cracks, 120 Grunge Distressing, 75 Paper, and 77 Paint Splatter Textures.
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USING OPACITY MASKS: This method of masking is used a lot for T-Shirt Design (using your own original artwork). The idea is to have the garment color shine through your own design. The Texture will not print but rather cut through your design to give a vintage or worn appearance. First select your finished design and the BMP Texture. Go to the Transparency Panel and click "Make Mask." Toggle Invert and Clip to get to the desired look.
DOWNLOAD 360 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.
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145 Cracks and Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Cracks and Distressing Effects to your Artwork and Designs by Applying Opacity or Transparency Masks for Adobe Illustrator. Use with Clipping Masks to only apply Textures into specific areas or just place in to use as a Global Texture to your Artboard Export.

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75 Paper and 77 Paint Splatter Textures to use along with the Transparency Panel to create soft texture overlays for your own original artwork. This is great for those of you who are using Textures for Web, Print, and Social Media Sites. Use Textures with a combination of Color Swatches, Transparency, Blending Modes, and Clipping Masks to create a subtle texture overlay on your print or web exports.

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120 Grunge Distressing Textures to Apply Opacity Masks to your Own Original Artwork and T-shirt Designs. Use BMP Textures to apply Grunge and Distressing Effects to your own Artwork and Designs to use with the Transparency Panel and Opacity Masks for T-Shirt Distressing. Use Opacity Masks to punch the Texture through the design to show the garment color on your Own Original Artwork.

400 ILLUSTRATOR TEXTURES

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Our 400 BMP Textures Folder will come to you as a Zipped Folder on Teachable. Once you have downloaded and Extracted the Folder the Textures are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator. BMP Textures are extremely flexible and easy to use even if you are a beginner. File - Place in the Textures over your finished and scaled artwork to use with the Transparency Panel, Clipping Masks, or Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator.

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Using BMP as Opacity Masks: This method of masking is used a lot for T-Shirt Design (using your own original artwork). The idea is to have the garment color shine through your own design. The Texture will not print but rather cut through your design to give a vintage or worn appearance. First select your finished design and the BMP Texture. Go to the Transparency Panel and click "Make Mask." Toggle Invert and Clip to get to the desired look.

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Using BMP with a Clipping Mask (Draw Inside): Use a duplicated shape of your design to place the Texture (Inside). We will be using the Draw Inside feature in Adobe Illustrator to create an easy Clipping Mask. The first thing you will need is a duplicate shape of the area you are looking to place the Texture Inside. Click on the Shape and select "Draw Inside" on the Toolbar. File - Place Embedded your Bmp Texture. Adjust using Transparency Panel.
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