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illustrator & singer of jazz music
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Hi Miriam, I have moved to a new blog and am going to close this one. Perhaps this tutorial on my new blog will help:
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I am excited to have a new website where I can collect all my Illustrator tips and tutorials! It's still a work in progress, but far enough along where I can send you there now: it's called I've also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at coyleart
Hi Melissa, Thanks so much for your kind words! I am so glad to hear my classes are helping you learn Illustrator! As for new classes, I am working on one now that covers the CS6 Pattern Editing Mode in depth - stay tuned! Also, when you get a chance introduce yourself in the AI student forum over at - we have a nice community of fellow artists over there. I can answer questions you may have and people are always sharing links and tips, etc. Thanks for signing up!!
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Hi Chris, My Beginning Illustrator class is compatible with CS6. Illustrator 2 however is not optimal for CS6 because of the changes to Live Trace (Image Trace in CS6) and the new pattern making functionality. Swirl Shop, Holly Shop and Ink and Paint are all compatible with CS6. Thanks for asking! I'll send an email in case you have any other questions.
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Thanks Tatiana, for letting us know. I just sent him a package and I will be thinking about him and wishing him the best!
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2012 on Anatol Kovarsky at coyleart
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I'm putting the finishing touches on my latest class, and it will be released in the next few weeks. Stay tuned, and I'll post the release date as soon as I know it! I recently returned from 10 days traveling... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at coyleart
If you missed the chat this Wednesday, you can watch here. We had a lot of fun talking about designing for fabric, Kim answered bunches of attendee questions and a good time was had by all! Near the end, Kim... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at coyleart
Geek-out with illustrator Scott Bakal in these two informative posts about the pens, pencils and sharpeners he uses daily in his work. You'll enjoy the intimate photos and all the detail he lavishes on these humble materials. Creation of a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at coyleart
There is a wonderful documentary on now about Ed Emberly, one of my favorite illustrators whose books I used to pore over as a young artist. If you are not a subscriber to Lynda, you can still watch the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at coyleart
I want to take a moment to wish you a very happy new year! One of the highlights of 2011 for me was seeing my Illustrator classes and tutorials gain a steady following. I always feel lucky to make my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at coyleart
In the past year, I've posted a series of Adobe Illustrator video tutorials to my Coyleart YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so you can be alerted to my next Illustrator tutorial postings in 2012! Here are links to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at coyleart
When you're in the mood for nostalgia, hop over to one of my favorite sites, There just aren't enough hours to look through the thousands of amazing vintage photographs. Happy Holidays! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at coyleart
May your days be manly and bright! You'll find this foil-stamped Christmas man tree by Laura Coyle at your local Papyrus store. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at coyleart
Andy Warhol paid the bills in NYC as an illustrator before he became a pop art legend. He illustrated for record covers, magazines, advertisers and childrens books. He even won awards at it; I have an Art Directors club annual... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at coyleart
A friend sent me a link to this collection of first magazine covers for a variety of popular magazines we know and sometimes love, dating back to the 1800's Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at coyleart
If you received this promo today and it brought you here, Welcome! I had the pleasure of working on this assignment recently for Flightglobal, for the cover of Flight International Magazine. The illustration strives to capture the meeting of Parisian... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at coyleart
To make up for my lack of posts this month, I want to share a link to an Illustrator tutorial, that's not one of mine, but one I think you'll enjoy. We just wrapped up another great online Illustrator 2... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at coyleart
If you are searching for just the right book to buy for Adobe Illustrator, or any other graphics software you're learning, check out Safari Books Online. They offer a free 10 day trial, that allows you to browse the pages... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at coyleart
Watch my new video tutorial for a quick overview on how you can practice your Wacom tablet skills in Adobe Illustrator! The files you need to complete this fun exercise are available free for download on Wacom's PenScrappers site. Once... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at coyleart
Thursday May 19th at 11am PDT, Wacom is hosting a free webinar discussing tablet use with Adobe Illustrator. Even if you can't attend, follow the link to sign up and you'll receive a link you can use to watch the... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at coyleart
This online archive is an inspiring resource for graphic design, photography and illustration all rolled into one. I love jazz album covers, they always seem to be a sign of the times from the golden years of jazz history, exhibiting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at coyleart
I'm spreading the news about three new webinars hosted by Wacom that will be an opportunity to learn and get your tablet questions answered. And, I'll be announcing the winner of the Bamboo Craft contest very soon - so stay... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at coyleart
A few of the settings in Adobe Illustrator can really frustrate beginners. So if you ever get stuck in Illustrator, check out the list below and you may find the answer you're looking for. Even if you're not stuck, these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at coyleart
I want to welcome students to the first day of our 4-week online beginning Illustrator class, "Step by Step Design with Illustrator!" We have lots of excited students, ready to learn and we are already chattin' it up in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at coyleart
Visit the series of drawing lessons now available every Friday at the I wrote about this in a post a few weeks ago. Since then, James McMullan has discussed ellipses and cross-hatching in his new Line By Line column.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at coyleart