NEW! “Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes
3+ hours of short online training videos on lynda.com

Artistic Brushes in Illustrator2
In this part 2 in the “Artistic Painting” series (scroll down for info about part 1, “Natural Media Brushes”), artist and author Sharon Steuer will show you 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 course via Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes.

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

and don’t miss the first course in the series:

Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes
3 hours of short online training videos on lynda.com

In this course, artist 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.

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 course via Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes.


And, here is the link to Sharon’s lynda.com movies on YouTube.