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."
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Learn How to Create Corner Tiles for Pattern Brushes in Adobe IllustratorPreview4
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    A Pattern Brush is more than a repeating shape. It can have inner and outer corners, plus starting and ending shapes. In this Quick Tip, see how to deconstruct an exiting Pattern Brush and create your own.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Using the Print Booklet Feature in Adobe InDesignPreview7
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    The Print Booklet feature lets you create printer spreads for professional printing. For example, if you've created an 8-page booklet, the pages appear in numerical order as you're designing. Printer spreads are used so that when the booklet is printed, the pages end up in the correct order after the pages are folded and the booklet is bound.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Custom Texture Directly in Illustrator for use with the Texturizer EffectPreview21
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    Any grayscale PSD (Adobe Photoshop document) can be used as a custom texture in Adobe Illustrator. In this screen cast, learn how to create a Photoshop texture without ever leaving Illustrator, then use it with the Texturizer effect. Illustrator has tons of built-in textures under the Effects menu that you can apply to any object. But why use an out-of-the-box texture when you can easily create your own?Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create Dynamic Labels Using the Convert to Shape EffectPreview
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    Learn how to create text labels using Illustrator effects. Once you create this effect, you can apply it to any text and the size will update automatically.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Comet with the Blend Tool and BlursCheryl qt comet preview
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    Learn how to create a comet or shooting star by using the Blend Tool, combined with a Blur effect in Adobe Illustrator. We'll finish the quick illustration off with the not often used Flare Tool.Read More…
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    Help with Selling Vector Stock in EPS10 FormatPreview
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    All of the major stock image sites, including GraphicRiver, require that vector files be submitted in the EPS10 or earlier format. This ensures compatibility with the various software applications used by the people who download your work. But what is EPS10? And how do you make your vector files EPS compatible? What should you pay attention to in Adobe Illustrator? Here's how to ensure your files meet the technical requirements of EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), and are fully editable by the buyers who download them.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Text Wrap in InDesignText wrap
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    There are a lot of options and flexibility for text wrap in Adobe InDesign, giving you more ways to be creative. Learn all about text wrap and how to achieve some of these effects in this video Quick Tip. Let's begin!Read More…
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    How to Create a Rainy Window Vector BackgroundPreview
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    Using the Symbolism Tools, plus a bit of Gradient Mesh, learn to make a realistic window covered with raindrops. This is an advanced tutorial that assumes a fair amount of Illustrator experience, but everyone should be able to follow along. It can be done with earlier versions of Illustrator, but takes full advantage of newer features in CS4. Let's get started! Read More…
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    Create an Illustrative Logo From a PhotographDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll start with a photographic reference, then through some manipulation in Photoshop and careful tracing by hand, pare it down to its essential elements. The result is a stylized mark that is representative, yet bold and graphic. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Dusty Chalk BoardPreview
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    In this QuickTip tutorial we will be looking at the Warp Tool and the Bristle Brush settings to make a quick and effective chalkboard illustration. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create an Adhesive Bandage Using Multiple EffectsPreview
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    Learn how to apply multiple instances of the Transform effect to make a perforated bandage, then add dimension with Stylize effects. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: The New Pattern Tools in Illustrator CS6Preview
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    Illustrator's new pattern creation tools have made it a lot easier and more fun to create seamlessly tiled patterns. See it in action in this Vector QuickTip.Read More…