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: 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…
  • Design & Illustration
    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…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5Preview
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    The Perspective tools in Illustrator CS5 make it a lot easier to draw in perfect one, two or three-point perspective. Using symbols in conjunction with the Perspective tools will make quick work of this stylized cityscape.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: The New Image Trace Panel in Illustrator CS6Image trace
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    The new Image Trace function in Adobe Illustrator CS6 has some major improvements and some major headaches. In this Quick Tip you can see it in action!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Graphic Still Life with Image Trace and the Blob Brush ToolDesign and illustration
    Illustrator's Blob Brush lets you create loose, painterly images that have all the benefits of vector files. In this tutorial, we'll work from a photograph using Image Trace to create a custom color palette and delineate the values. We'll use flat color and simplified shapes to achieve the look of a multi-colored screen print. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Piano Keyboard Ribbon Using 3D EffectsPreview
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    In this Quick Tip you will learn a handy way to map artwork to a 3D stroke to make a flowing piano keyboard. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Text Effect with the Appearance PanelPreview
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    The Appearance panel in Illustrator is a versatile and powerful tool for adding effects to live type. You can use pattern fills, radial gradients, strokes and effects, all while keeping the type totally editable.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Comprehensive Overview of Illustrator's Stroke PanelPreview
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    Illustrator's stroke panel got a major overhaul in version CS5. In this video, we break it down for you, section by section. See how to add dashed lines, arrowheads, width profiles and more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Realistic Leather Wallet with IllustratorPreview
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    In most vector illustrations, the underlying objects are pretty simple. It's the details and polish you add that really bring them to life. In this tutorial, we'll start with basic building blocks, then use texture and effects to add realism. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Computer Key Icon Using Linear GradientsPreview
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    Illustrator's Gradient Panel gives you several options to create and fine-tune multi-stop gradients. Put a few together for a computer key with a satin sheen.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Data-Driven Graphics Using Illustrator's Variables PanelPreview
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    Illustrator's Variables panel lets you create data-driven graphics in a fraction of the time it would take to do them by hand. In this Quick Tip, learn about Variables and see how to create and save 100 different business cards in under two minutes.Read More…