Photoshop and Illustrator: Insider Tips with Bert Monroy and Sharon Steuer
Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Bert Monroy and Sharon Steuer both began creating artwork with digital tools when each pixel was still a visible dot on the screen. Both have taught how to use computers to create artwork since the mid-80s, and in the years since, have written many books, lectured extensively, and have taught courses on lynda.com. Bert and Sharon have known each other for decades, and tonight for the first time they'll be sharing with you some of their favorite tips and tricks for using Photoshop and Illustrator, separately, and together.
Bert Monroy is probably best known for being the master of using Photoshop to create hyper realistic digital paintings. In addition to being co-author of the first book on Photoshop and many books since about how he uses Photoshop, Bert also teaches courses on lynda.com. Considered a guru in the Photoshop art world, he often enlists the help of Illustrator to achieve detailed effects within his high resolution digital paintings.
Bert is an accomplished teacher and lecturer at many prestigious institutions including: The School of Visual Arts (New York), Center for Creative Imaging (Maine), California College of the Arts, the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging (California) and currently at San Francisco State University. He also consults with and trains corporate clients, including Pixar and Disney Animation. His film credits include work for Industrial Light & Magic, Pacific Data Images, and R/Greenberg Associates.Bert is a member of the Photoshop World Dream Team. In 2004, he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Visit Bert's website at www.bertmonroy.com. You can also find Bert's online courses at www.lynda.com/Bert-Monroy/27-1.html
In recent years Sharon Steuer's "Adobe Illustrator WOW! Books" and "Artistic Painting" lynda.com courses have focused on Illustrator as an artist's tool, but her books also include "Creative Thinking in Photoshop," and in her own work she uses Photoshop and InDesign as much as Illustrator. Sharon Steuer has been creating artwork since she could hold a crayon. For the past three decades, she has pioneered the merging of traditional and digital art forms. Sharon's recent artwork weaves together oil paintings, digital paintings, drawings, photographs, and personal artifacts in an exploration of fragmented childhood memory. Her digital painting courses are available from lynda.com/sharonsteuer, she is the author of the bestselling Adobe Illustrator WOW! Books and Creative Thinking in Photoshop, and she is a regular contributor to CreativePro.com. She and her husband, sound artist Jeff Jacoby, have collaborated on a number of projects including large-scale installations and local culture articles for UntappedCities.com. Sharon has been honored to receive the Faber Birren Color Award, a Winsor Newton painting award, three Benjamin Franklin Awards, and an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Sharon's painting studio is in the Mission District in San Francisco. For more about Sharon and her work: sharonsteuer.com, facebook.com/SharonSteuer, twitter.com/SharonSteuer
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