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September (14th-18th) 2015: Free Trial News Flash!

FREE trial this week! As I mentioned in the August newsletter, I've recently produced a series of short tutorials for TrainSimple.com. To promote it, TrainSimple is offering free … [Read more...]

August 2015: The Blob Brush in Illustrator

No, it's not a creature feature staring Steve McQueen, but a really useful Illustrator tool. This lesson from our Ink & Paint class will give you all the instruction you need … [Read more...]

July 2015: Vector Smart Objects in Illustrator

This lesson from Illustrator 2 is one of my all-time favorites. I refer to it whenever I need a refresher on how to use Vector Smart Objects to work between Illustrator and … [Read more...]

June 2015: Gradient Strokes in Illustrator

Are you using Gradient Strokes? (in CS6 & CC) Jump to this lesson inside Illustrator 2 (on vimeo), to learn all the options for creating with gradient strokes! I find that I … [Read more...]

April 2015: Appearances: Basic vs. Complex

Start Today! You're just a click away from our 7-class Illustrator library. Want to learn all about the Pattern Editing Mode in Illustrator? Or do you need a refresher on the … [Read more...]

March 2015: Illustrator 2, Module 3 is Live!

In the final module of Illustrator 2, you'll learn about working with images in Illustrator. Should I Place? or Embed? Do I need a Layer Mask or Clipping Mask? How do I trace … [Read more...]

February 2015: Get Started on Illustrator 2 Today!

In my intermediate class Illustrator 2, you'll take your work to another level of complexity and creativity. Subscribers can access this class, the videos, the PDFs and art files. … [Read more...]

January 2015: Beginning Illustrator is Live!

We kicked off the new year with a class that was enormously popular on Renee Pearson's site: Beginning Illustrator! Now, subscribers can access this class, the videos, the PDFs and … [Read more...]

November 2014: Ink & Paint class is live!

One of my most requested classes is now available, with links and information on this page: Ink & Paint is a start-to-finish project that shows you how to make custom … [Read more...]

October 2014: Holly Shop class is Live!

We have another free class posted on the site, with links and information available on this page: Holly Shop is a start-to-finish project that guides you through the steps of … [Read more...]