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September 2014: Illustrator CC Web Patterns

My newest class on Creating Web Patterns in Illustrator CC is available now on Train Simple! In an hour-long Illustrator CC project, I show you how to create pixel-perfect … [Read more...]

August 2014: Automatic Patterns Illustrator class is Live!

We’ve got another free class posted on the site! Automatic Patterns was created to help pattern designers working in Illustrator versions pre-CS6 to design repeat patterns that … [Read more...]

July 2014: Swirl Shop Illustrator class is Live!

One of my most popular Illustrator classes is now available for free! View the complete Swirl Shop class on our password-protected video site. It uses the same password as Pattern … [Read more...]

June 2014: Webinar Archive is Live!

Laura's Illustrator Webinar Archive Students from ReneePearson.com will be glad to know that our "Laura Time" chat recordings are now available to watch via illustratoring. Each … [Read more...]

March/April 2014: Illustrator Pattern Class Coming Soon

In May 2014, we'll be launching Pattern Power, my Illustrator Pattern Class for CS6 & CC and it will be Free!! Subscribe to my email list to be notified when the class goes … [Read more...]

February 2014: New Features in Illustrator CC

Click the video image below to see for yourself one of the great new features in Illustrator CC added last month: Plus, NEW Custom tool panels, a revised Pencil Tool and more. … [Read more...]

January 2014: The Wacom Cintiq Companion (Part 2)

Last month I had the pleasure of working with 2 other artists, Michael Bast and Aaron Blaise, on a digital "exquisite corpse" collaboration for Wacom. It was fun being able to … [Read more...]

December 2013: The Wacom Cintiq Companion (Part 1)

I've had the pleasure of working with Wacom this holiday season on a promotion for their new Cintiq Companion Tablet. Wacom sent me a tablet for a week, and asked me to start an … [Read more...]

November 2013: Transitions

As you may have noticed, my monthly blog post has been missing for the last two months. If you’ve know me or have taken my Adobe Illustrator classes, you know I wear a few hats: … [Read more...]

August 2013: Summer favorites

Too many lily pads to count on vacation in Pennsylvania. I hope you've been enjoying the summer! Here in Atlanta it's been hot (of course!) and unusually rainy. In this … [Read more...]