When in Illustrator I hope you take some time to experiment with some of the newer creative features.

And when in Photoshop, remember to always (that is ALWAYS!!) work non-destructively—adding layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, smart objects, smart filters, and saving versions of your work as it progresses.

Below are some collected resources for you—please email me if there’s something missing, or you’d like to request a topic for an upcoming CreativePro.com post in the new Digital Art Studio series.


To order current and recent The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Books at 40% retail (with free U.S. shipping on paper books),
click here or use the link bit.ly/SSWOW40
and enter the code SSWOW at at checkout.

You can find a bunch of free content related to The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Books and Sharon’s lynda.com courses on CreativePro.com.

This first post in The Digital Art Studio series talks about working non-destructively in Photoshop, and walks you through setting up a few shortcuts to customize your workspace.

The Digital Art Studio

If there’s something specific you want to see in an upcoming post…
please request it from The Digital Art Studio, or from my contact page.

You can find links to many of my articles, as well as posts by my fabulous WOW! team on my CreativePro author page.

For some reason there are others not found by the search, so you can find more of my CreativePro posts on Photoshop here, and more on Illustrator here.

Find out more about Sharon’s “Artistic Painting” courses on lynda.com.

If you’re not currently a member of lynda.com, you can sign up for a 10-day FREE trial link for all courses from lynda.com/trial/SharonSteuer 

If you’re already a lynda member, find my courses from lynda.com/SharonSteuer

Direct links for each of Sharon’s courses:
Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes
Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Natural Media Brushes

And here are some of Sharon’s lynda.com movies on YouTube.


Below are links to two CreativePro articles that involve rasters (Photoshop images) as brushes in Illustrator:

How to Prepare Raster Images for Use with Illustrator Brushes
by Sharon Steuer

STEUER-Pattern brush


Creating a Pattern Brush in Illustrator CC Using a Raster Image
by Lisa Jackmore


In addition to Sharon’s “how to” articles on CreativePro.com,
See these CreativePro articles by the WOW! team:
Steven Gordon’s posts
Lisa Jackmore’s posts
Cristen Gillespie’s posts

Here is the latest of Sharon’s newsletters  (sign up at right for the next one!).

If there is another link or reference that you need, please send Sharon an email!