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can request FREE copies of WOW! Books:

Educators: academic@peachpit.com
NOTE: When you inquire about the book, please include: your name, name of your school, school address, and name of the course for which you are reviewing the book.

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Sharon’s “Artistic Painting” online video courses on lynda.com:

STEUER courses on lynda.com

“Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes” and
“Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes”

In the first course, “Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes,” Sharon Steuer shows how to paint with the various natural media brushes inside Adobe Illustrator, one of the most overlooked sets of artistic tools in the entire Adobe Creative Suite. Along the way, she offers suggestions on how to customize these brushes to help express your creativity. Discover how to configure your workspace, adjust tool options, and set up a tablet. Then investigate the multiple styles of brushes in Illustrator—from Calligraphic, Bristle, and naturalistic Art brushes to Blob brushes and stroke profiles. Sharon also shows how to combine brushes and effects with other Illustrator features to maximize your control when drawing, painting, and adding expressive strokes in Illustrator.

In the second course, “Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes,” you’ll learn how to use art brushes, pattern brushes, scatter brushes, and brush-like symbols to warp, bend, repeat, stretch, scatter, and distribute objects along a path, and quickly populate scenes with complex groups of objects. You’ll learn how to scale, colorize, and modify your objects; create different versions of brushes; edit the underlying paths; and fix common mistakes. You’ll also see how to prepare artwork to make into brushes, resize brushes, and understand which brush or symbol is appropriate for different drawing situations. Plus, learn to paint with raster objects in dynamic new ways, and auto-generate corners for vector and raster pattern brushes.

If you’re not a current subscriber to lynda.com you can sign up for 7 FREE days to watch my course (and/or anything else you want to watch during that week!) from:
www.lynda.com/trial/SharonSteuer

If you’re already a member of lynda.com, you can find my course on www.lynda.com/SharonSteuer, or go directly to the courses via Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes, and Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes.

You can also see a bunch of Sharon’s lynda.com movies on YouTube.


 

FREE Companion Lesson Plan for use with
The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book

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Written and updated by Lisa Jackmore and Sharon Steuer, this lesson plan integrates the use of The Adobe Illustrator CS6 Wow! Book as the primary text for an Intermediate/ Advanced course on Adobe Illustrator.
The course is available as a 3-day seminar, or a 6/8-session class.

IMPORTANT: Teachers can request a FREE copies of Sharon’s books from PearsonEd
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FREE Companion Lesson Plan for use with
The Adobe Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book

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Written and updated by Lisa Jackmore and Sharon Steuer,
this lesson plan integrates the use of The Adobe Illustrator CS5 Wow! Book as the primary text for an Intermediate/ Advanced course on Adobe Illustrator.
The course is available as a 3-day seminar, or a 6/8-session class.
Scroll down for access to this and other FREE Companion Lesson Plans


FREE Companion Lesson Plan for use with
The Adobe Illustrator CS4 WOW! Book

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Written and updated by Lisa Jackmore and Sharon Steuer,
this course outline integrates the use of The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book
as the primary text for an Intermediate/Advanced course on Adobe Illustrator.
The course is available as a 3-day seminar, or a 6/8-session class.
Scroll down for access to this and other FREE Companion Lesson Plans

FREE Companion Lesson Plan for use with
The Adobe Illustrator CS3 WOW! Book

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Written and updated by Sharon Steuer and Lisa Jackmore,
this course outline integrates the use of The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book
as the primary text for an Intermediate/ Advanced course on Adobe Illustrator.
The course is available as a 3-day seminar, or as a 6/8-session class.
Scroll down for access to FREE Companion Lesson Plans for the WOW! books


FREE Companion Lesson Plans for use with
Creative Thinking in Photoshop

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“Digital Imaging” companion lesson plan for beginning Photoshop for use with Creative Thinking In Photoshop

Developed by Karen Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Art of Wingate
University, and Laurie Grace, Adjunct Professor of Digital Imaging at Quinnipiac University,
“Digital Imaging with Photoshop” teaches basic Photoshop skills
through creative experimentation. In this introductory level class,
students use scans and snapshots as source material.
This 6-segment course can be integrated within a survey course
for multiple applications, or can be expanded to a full semester
of Digital Imaging with Photoshop.
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and…

The “Digital Painting” companion lesson plan for use with Creative Thinking In Photoshop

Developed by Karen Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Art of Wingate
University, “Digital Painting with Photoshop” is designed for college
and advanced secondary school students. Professor Wheeler’s plan is a
14-week course that emphasizes methods for students to simulate
traditional artist’s media and prepare their art for publication or
output.


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