For decades, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this expanded edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from top Illustrator artists. You’ll learn to use new features, discover exciting ways to create complex effects, and find fresh ways to use venerable old tools and¿speed up your workflow. This 14th edition includes coverage of the 2014 release and is loaded with and lessons with stunning new artwork.
If you (or your department) are NOT moving to Adobe’s Creative Cloud,
you may be able to order the (less expensive)
The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book is our current paper edition of the WOW! Book series.
You can download the full Chapter 4 (brushes and strokes!) from The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book here.
Here’s a little bit about the CS6 book:
For years, Sharon Steuer and her international WOW! team have been showcasing the world’s best artists and designers working in Illustrator. In this 12th edition of this completely updated edition of the best-selling and award-winning Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, you’ll find hundreds of tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from these top Illustrator artists. Using Adobe Illustrator CS6, you’ll learn how to create and edit complex repeating patterns, build airbrush and neon effects with gradients on paths, convert rasters into vectors with improved Image Trace, discover new ways to construct and color objects, build multiple effects to one path or live type, and more.
The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release
Tips, Tricks, & Step-by-step Techniques with the New Creative Tools
This is an all-digital update to the The Adobe Illlustrator CS6 WOW! book, The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release: Tips, Tricks, & Step-by-step Techniques with the New Creative Tools. This concise booklet has been designed to get intermediate through professional users of Adobe Illustrator quickly up to speed with the CC creative tools introduced between Adobe Illustrator CS6 and the June 2013 CC Release. The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release is both a standalone resource and is the official update to The Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book.
Use the discount code WOW2013 at checkout here to purchase the booklet at 35% off the normal price.
The Adobe Illustrator CS5 WOW! Book by Sharon Steuer
This edition of the book is up to date for Adobe Illustrator CS5. Sharon and the WOW! team show you how to integrate the newer features including the perspective grid, Shape Builder tool, Bristle Brushes, transparency in gradient mesh, drawing modes, multiple artboards, and more.
Creative Thinking in Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art
Written with artists, photographers and designers in mind, Creative Thinking In Photoshop: A New Approach To Digital Art teaches you how to use Photoshop as a powerful creativity and visualization tool. This creative thinking method thoughtfully leads you to expand on your own art in new ways, while integrating traditional and digital tools. Instead of having to memorize tools, menus and methods, you gain skills quickly and easily through guided projects that focus, first and foremost, on enriching your creative process. (NOTE: This book has not been updated for current versions of Photoshop)
Details at amazon
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