PREMIUM PLUS

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

PREMIUM + RESOURCES
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LEARN ILLUSTRATOR

The goal of our Step by Step Classroom Series, Challenges and Workflows is to give you structured learning environment to practice Adobe Illustrator. We focus on a NEW Workflow or Challenge that will relate to your learning or professional development.

LINEAR WORKFLOW

Premium Plus is our Active Learning Course Content (step by steps) that follows along to our Linear Workflow Model. We focus a lot of attention on our Build Mode and the overall structure so you can modify for any subject matter or design solution.

CHALLENGE SERIES

Our most popular YouTube content is our longer format Challenge Series which breaks down each step of the workflow into smaller chunks to allow for more explanation. Challenges are designed to advance you along in a controlled learning environment.

LINEAR WORKFLOW MODEL

( Structure ) The idea behind the Linear Workflow is to give you a very basic structure that you can build all of your designs. This is a very practical way of teaching the program which allows us to focus on the major building blocks, decision making and tool options as we go through each step of the design or building process.

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.

Enhancing Learner Retention

( Nerd Alert ) The major flaw is people are trying to learn from tip videos on the internet. Tips Videos are around 15% retention which is great if you already have the other 85%. We will follow some basic Instructional Learning Systems which are based around teaching principles like “Forcing Learner Participation.” A sentence that is repeated constantly in undergrad and graduate studies is “Telling isn’t Teaching.”

LEARN NEW TOPIC

Premium Plus is for those of you who like “Learning by Doing.” This is all Teaching 101, the more you apply what you just learned the more you will remember it.

IMMEDIATELY APPLY

When we say Active Learning, this is just a nicer way of saying Force Learner Participation. When you immediately apply the information and repeat the skill your retention moves up to 85-100%.

REPITITION

The more you do the more comfortable and faster you get within the program. We have various Growth Models and more Open Design formats as you advance through your learning.

NEW CURRICULUM

( Developing ) The goal is to first just learn the program and then advance your skill sets. For the Upcoming Year and Curriculum we are focusing a lot on the Adult Learner who is transitioning into a Professional space.

PRO SERIES

For the upcoming year and new content, our Pro Series will focus on a lot of the more popular design solutions. We have already started with our Type and Text Effect Logos, and we will continue with Badge, Banners and Logo Designs.

PORTFOLIO BUILDERS

The main goal as we are going through the Step by Steps together is to transition to your own Projects and Designs. The Portfolio Builders will have a little more of an Open Design format where you can insert your own work to follow along.

START FROM PHOTO

The next phase of learning is to transition to your own artwork starting from your own drawing or trace from the photo. This is a little more challenging and will have you making more design decisions on your own.

HOLIDAY - WINTER

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

LEARN ILLUSTRATOR

FOCUS: For the Holiday Challenges and Workflows we will be continuing our Tablet Tutorials. We will be doing mostly the Pencil Tool for it’s flexibility and ease of use for beginners.

APPLICATION

Tablet Tutorials are a great time to practice on your own Tablet to test out Pressure and more importantly how sensitive it is as you are drawing. Pay attention to extra points and control as you are drawing.

ADVANCED

GROWTH MODEL: If you are looking to advance your learning for this month, look for keyboard shortcuts and how fast you can go without adding to many stray points.

TEXT EFFECTS

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

LEARN ILLUSTRATOR

FOCUS: We are hitting up some text and effects this month with the Type and Text Effects. Most of our attention will be in the Appearance Panel and Layering multiple effects on top of each other to get professional results.

APPLICATION

We are going to go back and forth from using the Type Tool with fonts to creating your own Text using the Pen Tool. Any of the Pen Tool Workflows can be replaced by using a font of your choice and create outlines.

ADVANCED

GROWTH MODEL: Control your placement of Anchor Points when using the Pen Tool. Stay in the Appearance Panel to see how many Effects you can add on the the Text Logos.

PENCIL TOOL

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

LEARN ILLUSTRATOR

FOCUS: We are continuing our Tablet Series by focusing in on the Pencil Tool this month. The Pencil Tool is my go to tool for the Tablet. It allows for speed, but also offers a lot more control than the Blob Brush.

APPLICATION

Depending on your Tablet there is a lot to figure out on your end. How zoomed in or out do you like? How fast can you draw before you lose control? Can you modify the settings to match what your hand is doing?

ADVANCED

GROWTH MODEL: Draw as fast as you can before you get out of control. Play into our Editing Phase with faster application of your lines. See how much overlapping you can tolerate.

BLOB BRUSH

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

LEARN ILLUSTRATOR

FOCUS: We are all about our Tablet Tutorials. We are kicking off with the Blob Brush. One of our most popular tutorials on YouTube is the Hippo. So we want to add on and show you my actual workflow.

APPLICATION

When we start with the Blob Brush it is highly important to get the settings correct. Once that is done, all you have to focus on is adding your pressure with the Tablet.

ADVANCED

GROWTH MODEL: There are quite a few tutorials that will start from the Photo. I highly recommend starting from the photo and doing your own drawing to see a complete workflow.

PREMIUM PLUS

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

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PREMIUM PLUS

WORKFLOWS + CHALLENGES

PREMIUM + RESOURCES