GETTING STARTED GUIDE
We are all about Active Learning or Learning by Doing. This page is to get you your resources folder and brushes so you can get back to the Tutorial or Challenge.
BRUSHES + RESOURCES
Our Getting Started Guide is to get you up and running so you can start on your Tutorials + Challenges. We have an easy 3 Step process of Download, Install and Picking out your Tutorial.
TUTORIALS + CHALLENGES
Our longer format Tutorials + Challenges are 64 full length Tutorials that range from Beginner to Advanced Coloring. We have a little over 30 Hours of additional content than what is on YouTube.
Installing Illustrator 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. The Brush Libraries will Pop Up as soon as you hover your mouse over the User Default in your Brush Library.
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.
TUTORIAL + CHALLENGE RESOURCES
There are some updated and new files in the folder that are not shown in the video Tutorial. We do have Anchor Point, Tablet Friendly and Some Pressure Guides in the Individual Tutorial Folders. This is so you can practice the same tutorial with your Tablet using Blob Brush or Pencil Tool.
ANCHOR POINT GUIDES
Some Tutorials include the Anchor Point Guide that includes the Handles while others just have the Anchor Points. Feel free to swap any of them out if you want more practice with the Pen Tool.
TABLET FRIENDLY GUIDES
Tablet Friendly and some Pressure Guides are also included for each Tutorial or Challenge. You can swap out any of them if your are looking to try a different tool or want Tablet practice with Blob Brush or Pencil Tool.
Some files, especially the Color Swatch ASE files will give you an error message if you open them directly from the folder. They look like Ai Files, but install them from the Swatches Panel when instructed.
GETTING RESOURCE FOLDER
The directions for the Resource Folder is an easy 3 Step Process. Click on any of the links to get you to the Tutorials Resources if you have not done so yet. You will receive a Direct Download when complete. I only want you to Download, Extract and Remember the Location of the Folder.
You will see a Direct Download button to start the Download. of the Zipped Resource Folder.
Remember to Extract All and Remember the Location of the Folder to use in Adobe Illustrator.
Some of the videos will show other locations of the folder. Just remember where you have saved your folder (Desktop or Downloads) so you can find it when placing and installing resources.
WHERE TO START
We have 64 Tutorials + Challenges available from Beginner to more Advanced Coloring. Most of our longer format Tutorials, Challenges and Advanced Coloring Step by Steps are located on our Teachable site. An email invitiation will be sent to you so you can set up your LOGIN + PASSWORD. If you arleady have a Teachable account after going through the Beginners Guide, the contents will appear in the “My Courses” tab of your account.
WHERE TO START
The Beginners Guide is a good starting point. When looking for or selecting the beginner tutorials, look for the easier characters. The Folder has all of the Resources for the Step by Steps on the Beginner Guide/Start Here.
STEP BY STEPS
Most of the Tutorials and Challenges are quick enough that you can get in and practice. The whole idea is to be working in the program and “Learning by Doing.” I say 1x a day, but you can modify your own self-paced curriculum.
PICK + GO
All of our Tutorials and Challenges are designed so you can pick on any one of them and be able to complete it without any previous knowledge. The Challenges will be harder than some of the Step by Steps, Workflows or Advanced Coloring Tutorials.
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