Cheryl Graham
Cheryl Graham trained as a traditional artist in drawing and painting. These days she spends more time in front of the computer than the easel. She's been using Adobe Illustrator for over 15 years. Her Illustrator work has been featured in the "The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book" and "Real World Illustrator."
Courses
  • Design & Illustration

    Getting Started with Smart Objects

    1.1 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Mastering Brushes in Illustrator

    1.2 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Working with Type in Illustrator

    1.3 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Illustrator Effects In-Depth

    1.1 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Mastering Gradient Mesh in Illustrator

    1.9 hours
  • Web Design

    Illustrator for Web Design

    1.3 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Typography Projects in InDesign

    1.6 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    InDesign Fundamentals

    2.2 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Information Graphics

    2 hours
  • Design & Illustration

    Producing and Selling Vector Stock

    1.4 hours
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Set of Art Brushes You Can Use to Make a Linocut-style IllustrationLinocut preview
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    Learn how to create a completely vector illustration that has the look of a handmade linocut or woodcut, in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe IllustratorPreview1
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    Learn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Dandelion in Adobe Illustrator Using Two Custom BrushesDandelionprev
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    In this screencast, you'll learn how to create two different types of custom brushes, and use those to quickly draw a dandelion silhouette.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Long Shadow Using a Blend in IllustratorLong shadow prev
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    Learn how to create a trendy long shadow effect using a Blend in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: An Overview of Blends and the Blend Tool in IllustratorBlend tool
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    Everything you always wanted to know about the Blend Tool in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    A Closer Look at Colorization Methods of Brushes in IllustratorBrush color 400
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    When creating custom Art, Pattern or Scatter brushes in Adobe Illustrator, you can choose a Colorization Method for each brush. Understanding colorization is especially important if you plan to share or sell your custom brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Mardi Gras Bead Brush in Adobe IllustratorMardigras400new
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    You might think a Pattern Brush would be the obvious choice for a beaded necklace, but a Scatter Brush is even better. In this screencast, learn the difference between the two, and see how to create a festive set of Mardi Gras beads.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Working With Irregular Shapes in Gradient Mesh in Adobe IllustratorDiffshapes 400
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    Creating a Gradient Mesh from a rectangle or an ellipse is pretty easy and straightforward. When you have to work with an acutely curved shape, it becomes much more difficult. Here's a technique that will do the trick, and save you from frustration!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Created an Easy De-Focused Background With Gradient MeshMesh background 400
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    Why create a background with Gradient Mesh? Because it's 100% vector, and thus infinitely scalable. Better yet, you can achieve this effect using a low-res photo and no prior experience with Gradient Mesh.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Introduction to the Mesh Tool and Creating a MeshDiffshapes 4001
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    In this overview, you'll learn three ways to create a Gradient Mesh, how to use the Mesh Tool, and learn some terminology you might encounter along the way.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    10 Tips for Avoiding Rejections When Uploading to Stock SitesStocktips retina
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    Uploading vector illustration to sell as stock can be rewarding both creatively and monetarily. Some artists sell their work on many microstock sites, while others remain exclusive at one. Part of the appeal of microstock is the potential to sell the same item to many buyers. In this regard, being a successful stock illustrator is in large part a numbers game – the more files you have online, the more sales you can make. Each upload must pass a review to meet the technical, aesthetic and legal requirements of the agency. If these standards are not met, the file is rejected. In this article we outline some top tips to get your acceptance rate up so you can spend more time creating – and selling – new items.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: The Difference Between Vector and RasterVectorraster retina
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    Vector. Raster. You’ve surely heard these two terms before when working with digital graphics. But you may wonder which format you should use when. And even if you’re a pro with vectors and rasters, you still may have difficulty explaining the difference to other people. In this screencast, we look at the basic differences between the two.Read More…